Raytheon delivers 8th AN/TPY-2 radar to MDA
Raytheon Company delivered its eighth AN/TPY-2 radar to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in support of the US combatant commands. An integral capability of the ballistic missile defence system (BMDS), AN/TPY-2 is a mobile, X-band phased-array radar that helps protect the US, deployed forces, and America’s friends and allies by searching, acquiring and tracking threat ballistic missiles and discriminating between threats and non-threats.
“Delivering the vital AN/TPY-2 helps meet the growing demand for radars that can help defend the US and its allies from the more than 5,500 ballistic missiles MDA estimates are not controlled by the US, NATO, Russia or China,” said Dave Gulla, Vice President of Global Integrated Sensors in Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “The AN/TPY-2 has proven itself an indispensable component of our nation’s ballistic missile defence and has performed flawlessly in every test to date against every category of ballistic missile, and in raid scenarios.”
The AN/TPY-2 radar Raytheon delivered will serve in terminal mode as the fire control radar for the US Army’s terminal high altitude area defence missile defence system. Other forward-based AN/TPY-2’s that are deployed around the globe cue the BMDS by detecting, tracking and discriminating enemy ballistic missiles in the ascent phase of flight.