Saturday, 25 May 2013

AMDR: Air & Missile Defense Radar

Northrop Grumman: Air & Missile Defense Radar

A next generation radar system planned for the Navy's Future Surface Combatant, AMDR is designed as a scalable, multi-mission radar system. AMDR comprises an X-band and an S-band radar along with a radar suite controller and is intended to provide unprecedented situational awareness to easily detect, track and engage ballistic missiles in high clutter environments. 

Northrop Grumman's Air & Missile Defense Radar evolved from the combined technologies of our large-scale AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) and the U.S. Marine Corps’ AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR (Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar) program to become the industry's lowest-risk, lowest-cost AMDR solution.

The AMDR system consists of two primary radars and a radar suite controller (RSC) to coordinate the sensors. An S-band radar is to provide volume search, tracking, ballistic missile defense discrimination and missile communications while the X-band radar is to provide horizon search, precision tracking, missile communication and terminal illumination of targets. The S-band and X-band sensors will also share functionality including radar navigation, periscope detection, as well as missile guidance and communication.


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