19 December 2013
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) said it has started building the 12th AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar for the Missile Defense Agency after being awarded a USD172.7m contract.
An integral element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, AN/TPY-2 is a mobile X-band radar that helps defend against the more than 6,300 ballistic missiles that, according to MDA estimates, are not controlled by the US, NATO, China or Russia.
AN/TPY-2 is a high resolution, mobile, rapidly deployable X-band radar capable of providing long-range acquisition, precision track, and discrimination of short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles.
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