In its first year, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has met all critical milestones in the development of the U.S. Navy's AN/SPY-6(V) integrated Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).
Since work officially began in January 2014, the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program – now 35 percent complete - has advanced in design, risk reduction and maturity, placing it on track for delivery to the Navy's Flight III DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. DDG 51 Flight III is scheduled to begin construction in 2016.
"Our achievement of all plan milestones to date is a true testament to our experts, our well-established radar development infrastructure, and the collaborative working partnerships with the full government-industry team," said Raytheon's Kevin Peppe, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems' Seapower Capability Systems business area. "Continuing on schedule, the AMDR program is on track to highlight and demonstrate current system and technology maturity at the upcoming system-critical design review--our next key validation and verification milestone."
Along with the successful completion of all major contract design reviews to date, throughout the first year of EMD, the program has:
Raytheon has implemented an Agile development and management methodology for AMDR. This approach supports the ongoing hardware and software design verification, technology maturity, producibility, and risk-reduction imperatives – yielding benefits in productivity, quality and affordability.
Source: Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
Date: Apr 13, 2015