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A look at the Navy's next-gen destroyer radar

By 2020, the U.S. Navy should have its next-generation Arleigh Burkle-class destroyers deployed along with next-generation radar technology. Combined, the new destroyers and the new radars should provide billions of dollars' worth of protection against incoming threats.

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AMDR

The U.S. Navy's requirements for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) call for a suite that includes S-band radar (for long-distance scanning), X-band radar (for accuracy), and a radar suite controller.
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Distance and accuracy

The new AMDR system is intended to provide a wide detection range and much more accuracy than legacy technology.
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360 degrees

Because the system will include four S-band and three X-band radars, it should offer the Navy 360 degree coverage from a single Arleigh Burke destroyer.
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S-band and X-band

The S-band and X-band radars work in tandem for scanning long-range distances and for accuracy in detecting inbound ballistic missile threats.

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