TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 20 (UPI) -- An essential radar system for ballistic missile defense has been delivered to the U.S. military ahead of schedule by Raytheon.
The 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. It can be deployed globally in either terminal or forward-based mode.
It was delivered by Raytheon to the Ballistic Missile Defense Agency and will be integrated into the U.S. Army's fourth Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile battery.
"Delivering this ninth radar is crucial because our nation's enemies continue to improve and proliferate their ballistic missile technology and tactics," said Raytheon's Dave Gulla, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems' Global Integrated Sensors business area. "The AN/TPY-2 consistently demonstrates its ability to pace the evolving threat, and test after test has proven it effectively defends against every category of ballistic missile."
Raytheon said it is building three additional AN/TPY-2 radars for the MDA, and is also in the process of building two radars for a U.S. ally in the Arabian Gulf.