Raytheon de­liv­ers 8th AN/TPY-2 radar to MDA

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

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.

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