The Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program successfully completed a Hardware Delta Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in conjunction with the prime contractor, Raytheon, in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, May 21.
The Hardware Delta PDR was the first major design review on this contract. Completed on schedule, this “delta” review was focused on design updates since the PDR conducted during the Technology Development Phase. It demonstrated that the preliminary AMDR hardware design will meet its allocated requirements with acceptable risk and within cost and schedule constraints.
The AMDR program now proceeds to a Software/System Delta PDR as well as to detailed hardware design efforts to support a Critical Design Review planned later this year.
“We are executing the AMDR program as if the capability is needed today, because it is,” said Capt. Doug Small, AMDR’s program manager. “Completion of this important technical milestone as planned shows that AMDR remains in sync with and on track for the FY16 DDG 51 Flight III.”
The culmination of over a decade of Navy investment in advanced radar technology, AMDR is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyers beginning in 2016. The program team composed of personnel from PMS 400D and PEO IWS, have won the David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
PEO IWS, an affiliated Program Executive Office of the Naval Sea Systems Command, manages surface ship and submarine combat technologies and systems and coordinates Navy enterprise solutions across ship platforms.
Press Release, May 30, 2014; Image: Raytheon