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USN tests AMDR as Aegis upgrades continue

16 April 2018

The US Navy (USN) is ramping up testing of its Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) – or SPY-6 – as the service invests in improving its current Aegis combat system with new antennas designed to increase sensor sensitivity.

Integrating AMDR with Aegis has presented the USN with “lots of challenges”, Captain Casey Moton, programme manager for guided-missile destroyer (DDG) 51 ships, said on 10 April during a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) briefing at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.

“The radar is undergoing testing in Hawaii,” Moton said, as the USN focuses on the integration efforts.

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