The United States takes another positive step to meet the growing demand for systems that can help protect against the growing danger posed by ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has started the construction of the radar defense 12 AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile from the Missile Defense Agency after winning a $172.7 million contract, which has already been announced by the Ministry of defence on December 17, 2013.
An integral part of the ballistic missile defence (BMD) system, AN/TPY-2 is a mobile X-band radar that helps defend against more than 6300 ballistic missile which, according to estimates by MDA, are not controlled by the United States, of NATO, China or the Russia.
“From production of a 12 of defence radar AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile is very important because this sensor in X-band is the backbone of the United States missile defence in the world”, said Dave Gullà, Vice President of global sensors integrated in integrated defense of Raytheon systems company. The United States, our warfighters, allies and security partners can count on AN/TPY-2 because it worked perfectly in all the test to date against all classes of ballistic missiles. “
AN/TPY-2 is a high-resolution, mobile, rapidly deployable radar capable of providing long-term X-band
acquisition of range, accuracy, and discrimination in the short track, junior and intermediate – ballistic missiles. The AN/TPY-2 can be deployed globally in terminal mode or on the basis of the front. In terminal mode, the AN/TPY-2 serves the search, detect, track, discrimination and radar fire control for the THAAD system, allowing the THAAD missile to intercept and destroy threats. In fashion forward – base, the clues AN/TPY-2 BMD by detection, discrimination and tracking of enemy ballistic missiles in the ascent of flight phase.
October 25, 2012, two radars AN/TPY-2 – a terminal and another based front – have participated in the FTI-01, the largest and most complex exercise of the MDA. In a raid scenario complex involving multiple objectives, both radars were met or exceeded all test objectives.
April 15, 2011, the base of the front – AN/TPY-2 extended the battle space by allowing a Standard Missile – 3 to start the remote control and intercept a separation of intermediate-range ballistic missiles.
Raytheon has delivered eight AN/TPY – 2 s to the Missile Defense Agency. Some of these cameras are currently helping to defend the United States and its allies in the European region, the Pacific and central command’s responsibilities.
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