US Navy Conducts Final Developmental Test of AMDR

On January 31, the U.S. Navy successfully tracked a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) target with its AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua’i. Designated “Vigilant Nemesis,” this was the final developmental test for the AMDR in a series of ballistic missile defense (BMD) tests. Program manager for Above Water Sensors Captain Seiko Okano said the test “completes our rigorous developmental test program to support the on-time delivery of the Navy’s newest [DDG 51] Flight III destroyer.” These next-generation destroyers will include a new Aegis Baseline 10 control system, integrating the AMDR into the combat system.