C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Surface Navy 2018: New combat system baseline remains AMDR focus

10 January 2018

Despite recent proposed US funding cuts for the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) 6.0 software package for the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defence Radar (AMDR) system, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are focusing on developing and integrating the Baseline 10 combat system software that will be the underpinning for AMDR, Tad Dickenson, Raytheon AN/SPY-6(V) programme director, said.

“Funding discrepancies” will not affect the companies’ Baseline 10 commitment, Dickenson told Jane’s on 10 January at the 30th annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium.

Raytheon is developing the AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR to be integrated with Lockheed Martin Baseline 10 combat system software that will be placed aboard the DDG 51 Flight III guided-missile destroyers.

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