Lockheed Martin selected to demonstrate designs for next phase of Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar program
A $119 million U.S. Navy contract, awarded Sept. 30, advances Lockheed Martin another step in the Navy’s competition for the next generation naval radar system capable of defeating anti-ship and ballistic missile threats.
Currently, the Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program is focused on developing and demonstrating an entirely new S-band radar and a scalable radar suite controller for multiple ship platforms, performing multiple missions, in the Fleet. The Navy began its AMDR program by awarding Lockheed Martin and two other contractors concept studies contracts in 2009. This new contract begins a 24-month technology demonstration phase, where Lockheed Martin and three other competitors now will show the Navy how their conceptual designs actually work.
“AMDR is an important program for Lockheed Martin and we are look forward to executing the technology demonstration phase contract. Our high performance radar suite is capable of supporting simultaneous, multi-mission operations in stressing environments while maintaining affordable lifecycle costs,” said Carl Bannar, vice president of Radar Systems. “Our modular, open-architecture design for AMDR incorporates technologies matured through significant investment by our company and the Navy.”
Lockheed Martin is a leader in S-band radar development and production, with more than 40 years of experience in the design, production and sustainment of naval radars for surface combatants. The company’s SPY-1 family of radars – with proven anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense multi-mission capability – is fielded on nearly 100 surface combatants worldwide.