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Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)

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Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)
The Highly Capable, Truly Scalable Radar
The Air and Missile Defense Radar – now officially designated as AN/SPY-6 – is the Navy's next generation integrated air and missile defense radar. It is currently planned to be deployed on the DDG-51 Flight III destroyer.

The radar significantly enhances the ships’ ability to detect air and surface targets as well as the ever-proliferating ballistic missile threats.


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AMDR provides greater detection ranges and increased discrimination accuracy compared to the AN/SPY-1D(V) radar onboard today’s destroyers.

The system is built with individual ‘building blocks’ called Radar Modular Assemblies. Each RMA is a self-contained radar transmitter and receiver in a 2’x2’x2’ box. These RMAs stack together to fit the required array size of any ship, making AMDR the Navy’s first truly scalable radar.

This advanced radar comprises:

  • S-band radar – a new, integrated air and missile defense radar
  • X-band radar – a horizon-search radar based on existing technology
  • The Radar Suite Controller (RSC) – a new component to manage radar resources and integrate with the ship’s combat management system
AMDR Advantages

  • Scalable to suit any size aperture or mission requirement
  • Over 30 times more sensitive than AN/SPY-1D(V)
  • Can simultaneously handle over 30 times the targets than AN/SPY-1D(V) to counter large and complex raids
  • Adaptive digital beamforming and radar signal/data processing functionality is reprogrammable to adapt to new missions or emerging threats
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Reliability and Affordability
AMDR’s performance and reliability are a direct result of more than 10 years of investment in core technologies, leveraging development, testing and production of high-powered Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors, distributed receiver exciters, and adaptive digital beamforming. AMDR’s GaN components cost 34% less than Gallium Arsenide alternatives, deliver higher power density and efficiency, and have demonstrated meantime between failures at an impressive 100 million hours.

AMDR has a fully programmable, back-end radar controller built out of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) x86 processors. This programmability allows the system to adapt to emerging threats. The commercial nature of the x86 processors simplifies obsolescence replacement – as opposed to costly technical refresh/upgrades and associated downtime – savings that lower radar sustainment costs over each ship’s service life.

AMDR has an extremely high predicted operational availability due to the reliable GaN transmit/receive modules, the low mean-time-to-repair rate, and a very low number of Line Replaceable Units. Designed for maintainability, standard LRU replacement in the RMA can be accomplished in under six minutes – requiring only two tools.

Scalable. Capable. Reliable. Affordable.
The Air and Missile Defense Radar is expected to meet the Navy’s current and future mission requirements – and will be ready to protect against the threats of today and tomorrow.
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This is the sort of technology that excites me reason being, it seldom results in human casualties and offers sufficient protection of nuclear sites, industrial complexes as well as heavily populated metropolitans. These radars should be deployed in no fly zones like in Syria.
 

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There is always new and emerging technologies. However as something is developed someone else comes with something new to counter the existing capabilities. The thing is that these technologies are being developed but there is no real situation to test these developments we hear that they are capable of so many things but a theory may be somewaht different from practice. I remember how Sadam Hussien was able to neutralize the capabilities of the US forces for a while by setting the oil fields alight, creating thick heavy smoke, they had to fly radar-carrying helicopters below the clouds of smoke in order to be able to function logistically because the smoke had cut off of their line of communication.
 
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