Navy AMDR tracks simultaneous missile targetsNews
September 22, 2017
TEWKSBURY, Massachusetts. Raytheon's AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) acquired and tracked multiple threat-representative targets simultaneously during its third dedicated flight test performed at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
During the test the radar system searched for, detected, and tracked all targets from launch throughout their flights. This event demonstrated AMDR's sensitivity and resource management, which is essential from a multi-mission capability standpoint to extend the battlespace and safeguard the fleet from multiple threats.
"This radar was specifically designed to handle ballistic missiles and cruise missiles simultaneously and it's doing just that," says U.S. Navy Captain Seiko Okano, Major Program Manager for Above Water Sensors, Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems. "AMDR is successfully demonstrating performance in a series of increasingly difficult test events and is on track to deliver advanced capability to the Navy's first Flight III Destroyer."
AMDR has now demonstrated its performance against an variety of singular and simultaneous live targets of increasing complexity, such as integrated air and missile defense targets of opportunity, satellites, and aircraft.