By Norman Friedman* , Author, The U.S. Naval |Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
Among several new developments on display at this year’s Euronaval show in Paris were active-array radars. Active electronically-steered radars (AESAs) have been available for some time; the new one this year was Raytheon’s AMDR-S (S-band Air and Missile Defense Radar) intended for the Flight III Burke class destroyers. It marks a considerable advance in AESA size and capability.