Lockheed Protests AMDR Contract

By Michael Fabey mike.fabey@aviationweek.com
Source: AWIN First

The contract includes options for procurement of up to nine radars that may be exercised following Milestone C, planned for fiscal year 2017. The options, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $1.6 billion.

Under the contract, Raytheon will build, integrate and test the AMDR S-band and Radar Suite Controller (RSC) engineering development models. For the ship sets covered under the contract, the AMDR suite will integrate with the existing AN/SPQ-9B X-band radar.

The base contract begins with design work leading to preliminary design review and culminates with system acceptance of the AMDR-S and RSC engineering development models at the end of testing at the Advanced Radar Detection Laboratory, Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kekaha, Hawaii.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office says the AMDR total price tag will be about $5.8 billion, compared to the $15.2 billion projected last year.

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