Dec. 10 (UPI) — The Navy has awarded DRS Power & Control Technologies $13.3 million for Arleigh Burke-class power conversion modules for Air and Missile Defense Radar production and support.
The contract, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, provides for up to 12 ship sets for the Arleigh Burke-class under the Flight III destroyer construction program for modernized versions of the vessels. The sets will provide power from the ship’s electrical system. The program is expected to be completed by 2022.
The AMDR is meant as a major upgrade of the AN/SPY-6(V) radar currently in use on Arleigh Burkes. It is part of the Aegis Weapons System designed to network ship combat systems, as well as share information with other ships and command.