Raytheon Awarded $9.9 Million AMDR Development Contract

[Satellite TODAY 08-04-09] The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Raytheon $9.9 million to perform concept studies for the U.S. Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) suite, the company announced Aug. 3.
    Raytheon said the suite will consist of an S-band and X-band radar, as well as a radar suite controller. The manufacturer will deliver the S-band and radar suite controller conceptual design, systems engineering studies and analyses, and a technology development plan.
    AMDR’s S-band component, which is the initial focus of the concept study, will provide volume search, tracking, ballistic missile defense discrimination and missile communications. The radar’s X-band will perform horizon search, precision tracking, missile communications and terminal illumination. The radar suite controller will aim to ensure that both radars operate in coordination across a variety of operational environments.
    A majority of work for this contract will be performed at Raytheon IDS’ surveillance and sensors center in Sudbury, Mass. Raytheon expects the research to be completed by December.

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