Patriot, SM-2 engage ballistic and cruise missile targets in sophisticated test scenario

  Patriot, SM-2 engage ballistic and cruise missile targets in sophisticated
                                test scenario

Ballistic missile engagements cued by forward-based AN/TPY-2 radar

PR Newswire


2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) radars, missiles and
integrated systems played key roles in the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's
Flight Test Integrated-01, the largest combined developmental and operational
integrated live fire missile defense exercise ever conducted.

"This is the most sophisticated test of our ballistic missile defense
capabilities ever attempted," said Tom Kennedy, Raytheon's Integrated Defense
Systems president. "Raytheon's radars, missiles and integrated systems are an
indispensable part of our nation's missile defense architecture."

During the test, Raytheon's AN/TPY-2 X-band radar detected a medium range
ballistic missile target and provided cues to the THAAD weapon, enabling a
successful intercept. Raytheon's Patriot system detected, tracked and
successfully intercepted a short range ballistic missile target with a PAC-3
interceptor and a low-flying cruise missile target over water. The company's
Standard Missile-2 was fired from the USS FITZGERALD and engaged a low-flying
cruise missile. While the Aegis combat weapon system tracked a short range
ballistic missile threat and launched an SM-3 Block 1A, there was no
indication of an intercept; program officials are assessing test data.

About Patriot
Patriot is the world's most capable air and missile defense system, protecting
against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical
ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

  oPatriot is owned and operated by 12 nations around the globe.
  oRaytheon is the prime contractor for both domestic and international
    Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems.
  oRaytheon is the system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3

About AN/TPY-2
Playing a vital role in missile defense, AN/TPY-2 is a mobile X-band
phased-array radar. The radar searches, acquires and tracks threat ballistic
missiles, and is sophisticated enough to discriminate between threats and
non-threats such as decoys.

  oIn forward based mode, AN/TPY-2 detects and tracks an enemy ballistic
    missile starting at boost (ascent) phase of flight, which is shortly after
    the missile is launched.
  oIn terminal mode, AN/TPY-2 serves as the search, track, discrimination and
    fire control radar for the THAAD weapon system. Forward-based AN/TPY-2's
    in Japan, Israel and Turkey are currently enabling the protection of the
    U.S., deployed troops, and the U.S.'s friends and allies from the growing
    threat of short-, medium- and long-range missiles.

About the Standard Missile-2
The missile is a primary medium-range area air defense weapon that provides
high- and low-altitude intercept capabilities and performance against advanced
anti-ship missile threats.

  oThe SM-2 is the primary air defense weapon for the U.S. and eight allied
    navies around the world.

About the Standard Missile-3
The SM-3 destroys incoming ballistic missile threats by colliding with them, a
concept sometimes described as "hitting a bullet with a bullet." The impact is
the equivalent of a 10-ton truck traveling at 600 mph.

  oMore than 135 SM-3s have been delivered ahead of schedule and under cost.
  oDuring the test, the U.S. Navy launched an SM-3 Block IA missile, which is
    deployed today.
  oRaytheon is on track to deliver the next-generation SM-3 Block IB in 2015.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

Patriot Media Contact
Roopa Bhide

SM-2 Media Contact
Heather Uberuaga

TPY-2 Media Contact
Mike Nachshen

SOURCE Raytheon Company

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