Contract continues X-band radar work

Dec. 16, 2010 at 9:53 AM

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Raytheon will continue software development for the AN/TPY-2 radar system under a $43 million contract modification from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

Under the contract modification, common X-band capability software, modeling and simulation capabilities will be developed.

Raytheon's AN/TPY-2 radar provides a common mission capability in terminal-based mode with the THAAD Fire Control Center in support of the THAAD weapon system and in a forward-based mode with command, control, battle management and communications, enabling MDA's Ballistic Missile Defense System.

The AN/TPY-2 is a phased array, capable of search, threat detection, classification, discrimination and precision tracking at extremely long ranges.

"As global threats continue to evolve, it is critical that we continue to deliver affordable and reliable solutions that defend our homeland, our warfighter and our allies," said Dave Gulla, vice president, National & Theater Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "As an integral component in MDA's Ballistic Missile Defense System, the AN/TPY-2 radar is one of the critical systems that our warfighters rely on to respond to incoming ballistic missile defense threats."

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