US Navy Receives First Production Units of AMDR Program

Anaren, Inc. announced that it has delivered its first production units of a passive beamforming network to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in support of the U.S. Navy’s next-generation Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).

The delivery of this hardware is a key milestone in the initial Engineering and Manufacturing Development (E&MD) contract.

Raytheon awarded the subcontract to Anaren in March of 2014, which extends through March, 2015 and is part of the larger Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) subcontract potentially worth up to $110 million over ten years.

Following the completion of LRIP, full-scale production will commence and is expected to last for roughly 20 years.

AMDR is the U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated air and missile defense radar planned for the DDG 51 Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

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