Destroyer Missile Defense Simulation
18 Oct 2013 - The U.S. Navy has chosen Raytheon to build its Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), a next-generation defensive system for its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The radar significantly increases ships' ability to detect ballistic missiles, which are proliferating around the world, as well as air and surface targets. "The threats that AMDR is designed to counter require leap-ahead technology that Raytheon is ready to deliver," said Raytheon's Kevin Peppe, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems. Raytheon's radar is highly scalable, allowing it to fit any ship or mission. The radar features digital beamforming, which provides unique capability to perform wide-area surveillance while providing high precision with multiple, simultaneous radar beams. The system also has radar resource scheduler capabilities that enable it to perform multiple missions simultaneously while maintaining an even demand on the ship's prime power system. That's a critical feature for the modern Navy.