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Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021

The AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) is the Navy's next generation radar system that will address Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) and Air Defense (AD) capability gaps identified in the Maritime Air and Missile Defense of Joint Forces (MAMDJF) Initial Capabilities Document (ICD). The AMDR Program is an ACAT IC acquisition program in the Production and Deployment Phase. AN/SPY-6(V)1 is an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) radar providing sensitivity for long range detection and engagement of advanced threats. The AN/SPY-6(V)1 is currently planned to be deployed on the DDG 51 FLT III with four arrays each populated with 37 Radar Modular Assemblies (RMAs) providing SPY+16dB sensitivity. A variant of the AN/SPY-6(V) is currently planned to replace the AN/SPY-1 radar on existing DDG 51 FLT IIA ships. This variant includes four arrays each populated with 24 RMAs providing SPY+11dB sensitivity. The U.S. Navy is proceeding with the modernization of DDG 51 FLT IIA ships by replacing the existing AN/SPY-1D(V) with a scaled AN/SPY-6(V) radar to increase IAMD performance against raids of air and ballistic missile threats in adverse environments.
AN/SPY-6(V)1 provides surface combatants with the Joint Battlespace Threat Awareness and Defense capability to counter current and future threats in support of joint forces ashore and afloat, providing the combat system with simultaneous sensor support of the IAMD mission with ancillary support of Surface Warfare (SuW) missions.

AN/SPY-6(V)1 will be a key sensor element in the fleet, providing surveillance, track and discrimination data to other systems, although it does not directly connect with the DoD Information Network (DODIN).

AN/SPY-6(V)1 is capable of operating in different environments and mission regimes against a wide variety of potential targets and profiles. A scalable radar design with improvements in power, sensitivity and resistance to natural and man-made environments over current radar systems is needed for multi-mission capabilities.

Modularity of hardware and software, designed in growth path for technology insertion, and Open Architecture (OA) Compliance are required for performance and technology enhancements throughout the radar 's service life.
In June 2009, after full and open competition, the program awarded three AMDR-S/RSC concept study contracts to Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. Each of the three contractors developed concepts for AMDR showing the major subsystems and expected features of the AMDR Suite. The Concept Studies phase concluded December 2009. In September 2010, three Technology Development (TD) contracts were awarded to refine each contractor's design concepts developed during the Concept Studies phase and to also mature key technologies. The program completed TD contracts in September 2012 and released a Request for Proposals for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (E&MD) Phase in June 2012. Offeror proposals were received in July 2012 and the program office conducted an exhaustive and comprehensive review of proposals. AMDR successfully completed Milestone B in Sep 2013 and was authorized for entry into the E&MD Phase and designated an ACAT ID program in the Acquisition Decision Memorandum, dated October 4, 2013. The E&MD contract was awarded to Raytheon in October 2013.

Major milestones completed: Hardware delta PDR (21 May 14), delta system PDR (27 Aug 14), Hardware CDR (3 Dec 2014), System CDR (29 Apr 2015), DT-2 TRR (9 Jun 2015), DT-3 TRR (12 Jul 2016), SVR/FCA/PRR (13 Dec 2017), Milestone C (27 Apr 2017), LRIP #1-3 Awarded (01 May 2017), and LRIP #4 Awarded (Mar 2018).

The AMDR Capability Development Document (CDD), addressing AMDR capability, was approved by the JROC to support Milestone B. The Capability Production Document (CPD) for the Air and Missile Defense Radar containing updated performance requirements and production elements was approved by the JROC to support Milestone C. Specific Key Performance Parameters (KPP) and Key System Attribute (KSA) values have been established in the CDD and updated in the CPD.

A single face Engineering Development Model (EDM) was delivered to the Advanced Radar Development Evaluation Laboratory (ARDEL) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, HI. In October 2016, the EDM completed its first satellite track and in March 2017 completed the first ever wideband BMD mission with instantaneous coherent integration on a BMD target. Since April 2017 Milestone C decision, the EDM has executed over 20 successful BMD/IAMD and AAW tests including participation in FTI-03 as a BMD Target of Opportunity (TOO) in December 2018.
General Characteristics
Platforms: Although AN/SPY(V)1 will be scalable to support multiple ship classes, the DDG 51 FLT III and DDG FLTIIA are the current platforms.

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