Linthicum MD (SPX) Jul 30, 2009
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $10 million firm-fixed price U.S. Navy contract to analyze and provide system concept studies for the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), a next generation radar system planned for the U.S. Navy's CG(X) and Future Surface Combatant platforms.
"Northrop Grumman's unique approach on AMDR results from applying our proven active electronic scanned array technology developed for airborne and surface based platforms, as well as recent advancements demonstrated on a large S-Band aperture and the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar program," says Steve McCoy, vice president of the Advanced Concepts business unit for the company's Electronic Systems sector.
"As a premier supplier of active radars for the U.S. Department of Defense, our modular, open architecture approach to the AMDR provides the ability to scale to multiple ship classes and protect our fleet for the next forty years."
Designed as a scalable, multi-mission radar system, AMDR is comprised of an X-band, S-band and Radar Suite Controller (RSC). The AMDR is intended to provide unprecedented situational awareness to easily track and detect ballistic missiles in high clutter environments.
Northrop Grumman is a leading integrator of shipboard electronics. The corporation has delivered more than 500 S-Band radar systems and is currently the supplier on a large S-Band aperture for the Navy.
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