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Raytheon helps MDA counter ballistic missile threat with delivery of 8th AN/TPY-2 radar
Raytheon Co. delivered its eighth AN/TPY-2 radar to the
"Delivering the vital AN/TPY-2 helps meet the growing demand for radars that can help defend the U.S. and its allies from the more than 5,500 ballistic missiles MDA estimates are not controlled by the U.S.,
The AN/TPY-2 radar
AN/TPY-2 is a high resolution, mobile, rapidly deployable X-band Radar capable of providing long-range acquisition, precision track and discrimination of all classes of ballistic missiles, from Short-Range Ballistic Missiles to Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.
- AN/TPY-2 has performed flawlessly in both terminal and forward-based mode in all major tests.
On Oct. 25, 2012, two AN/TPY-2 radars – one terminal and one forward-based – participated in
FTI-01, the MDA's largest and most complex exercise. In a complex raid scenario involving multiple targets, both radars met or exceeded all test objectives.
- Forward-based AN/TPY-2's in Japan, Israel and Turkey are currently enabling the protection of the U.S., deployed troops, and U.S. friends and allies from the growing threat of short-, medium- and long-range missiles.