As the world's premier supplier of naval and maritime sensor solutions, Raytheon is providing innovative, affordable and breakthrough capabilities to the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG 51) with the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). The company is currently working on the program's technology demonstration phase.
Unprecedented capabilities for the U.S. Navy
Consisting of an S-band radar, an X-band radar, and a radar suite controller, AMDR significantly increases detection range and adds powerful discrimination accuracy. This capability is greater than the SPY-1D(V) generation of radars presently deployed on surface combatants and will help naval forces to more quickly detect and respond to airborne and ballistic missile threats. This allows the defended area surrounding naval battlegroups to be expanded.
The AMDR advantage
AMDR is the most scalable and technologically advanced radar system, meeting the Navy's future mission requirements across multiple ship platforms. In addition to providing whole life cost reductions, AMDR's scalability and modularity will take advantage of SPY-1's current physical space in the near term, while growing to meet capability needs in the future as threats evolve. The system reduces space, weight, power and cooling demands on the ship platform, preserving maximum ship service life and allowing forward/backfit of AMDR on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
Raytheon's unrivaled radar expertise
Raytheon's proven track record in radar development across all frequency bands ensures on-time delivery of a highly capable, low-cost, and low-risk AMDR solution. Our proven radar technology is in use in hundreds of the company's deployed radars and sensors currently in service with naval forces worldwide. No other company has delivered as many large-scale, active phased-array radars, and we are also the world leader in ballistic missile defense (BMD) radars, developing and producing the largest and most comprehensive collection of proven sensors for missile defense. To learn more about Raytheon's radar heritage and leading-edge technologies, click here.