General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been hired by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in January 2014 to support the engineering and manufacturing development of the U.S. Navy’s next-generation integrated Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).
The contract award comes tree months after Raytheon won the contract to build the U.S. Navy’s next-generation AMDR. Under the contract, General Dynamics will support Raytheon as they build, integrate and test an open, highly scalable and energy efficient advanced radar system to detect ballistic missiles and air and surface targets. The contract has a potential value of $250.1 million over 10 years if all options are exercised.
“By building on our proven open architecture design philosophy and business model, General Dynamics will continue to provide solutions that are flexible, more capable and have low lifecycle costs,” said Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Mission Integration Systems division.
AMDR is the Navy’s next-generation integrated air and missile defense radar and is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers beginning in 2016. AMDR consists of an S-band radar, an X-band radar and a Radar Suite Controller (RSC). AMDR-S is a new development integrated air and missile defense radar designed for long-range detection and engagement of advanced threats. The X-band radar is an existing horizon-search radar. The RSC provides S- and X-band radar resource management, coordination and interface to the Aegis combat system.
The majority of work under this contract will be performed in Fairfax, Va.; San Diego; Bloomington, Minn.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Kauai, Hawaii.
Press Release, February 26, 2014, Image: Raytheon