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Raytheon helps Missile Defense Agency counter ballistic missile threat with delivery of 8th AN/TPY-2 radar

 Raytheon helps Missile Defense Agency counter ballistic missile threat with
                        delivery of 8th AN/TPY-2 radar

PR Newswire

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 18, 2013

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
delivered its eighth AN/TPY-2 radar to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in
support of the U.S. combatant commands. An integral capability of the
Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), AN/TPY-2 is a mobile, X-band
phased-array radar that helps protect the U.S., deployed forces, and America's
friends and allies by searching, acquiring and tracking threat ballistic
missiles and discriminating between threats and non-threats.

"Delivering the vital AN/TPY-2 helps meet the growing demand for radars that
can help defend the U.S. and its allies from the more than 5,500 ballistic
missiles MDA estimates are not controlled by the U.S., NATO, Russia or China,"
said Dave Gulla, vice president of Global Integrated Sensors in Raytheon's
Integrated Defense Systems business. "The AN/TPY-2 has proven itself an
indispensable component of our nation's ballistic missile defense and has
performed flawlessly in every test to date against every category of ballistic
missile, and in raid scenarios."

The AN/TPY-2 radar Raytheon delivered will serve in terminal mode as the fire
control radar for the U.S. Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile
defense system. Other forward-based AN/TPY-2's that are deployed around the
globe cue the BMDS by detecting, tracking and discriminating enemy ballistic
missiles in the ascent phase of flight.

About AN/TPY-2
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, from Short-Range Ballistic Missiles to
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.

  oAN/TPY-2 has performed flawlessly in both terminal and forward-based mode
    in all major tests.
  oOn Oct. 25, 2012, two AN/TPY-2 radars – one terminal and one forward-based
    – participated in FTI-01, the MDA's largest and most complex exercise. In
    a complex raid scenario involving multiple targets, both radars met or
    exceeded all test objectives.
  oForward-based AN/TPY-2's in Japan, Israel and Turkey are currently
    enabling the protection of the U.S., deployed troops, and U.S. friends and
    allies from the growing threat of short-, medium- and long-range missiles.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 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 91 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
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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