Raytheon extends ballistic missile defense capability through radar modernization effort

     Raytheon extends ballistic missile defense capability through radar
                             modernization effort

Raytheon completes redesign of circuit card assemblies for Foreign Military
Sale AN/TPY-2 radar

PR Newswire

PARIS, June 18, 2013

PARIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Middle East security partner moved
one step closer to gaining an enhanced ballistic missile defense capability
when Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed the redesign of eight circuit card
assemblies for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) AN/TPY-2 radar.

The redesigned cards extend the advanced capabilities found within the
original components, while incorporating technologies and processes previously
unavailable when Raytheon delivered the first AN/TPY-2 in 2004. The new cards
will be inserted into all new AN/TPY-2 radars Raytheon produces.

"The redesign ensures uninterrupted production of the AN/TPY-2 radar, a
critical element in the defense against the growing ballistic missile threat
that endangers the U.S., our warfighters, allies and partners," said Dave
Gulla, vice president of Global Integrated Sensors in Raytheon's Integrated
Defense Systems business. "With more than 6,300 ballistic missiles outside the
control of the U.S., NATO, Russia and China, Raytheon is seeing significantly
increased demand for the capability the AN/TPY-2 radar delivers."

The AN/TPY-2s Raytheon is producing for the FMS customer will serve in
terminal mode as the search, detect, track, discrimination and fire-control
radar for the THAAD weapon system. U.S.-owned AN/TPY-2s deployed around the
globe in forward-based mode cue the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) by
detecting, discriminating and tracking enemy ballistic missiles in the ascent
(boost) phase of flight.

An integral capability of the BMDS, AN/TPY-2 is a mobile X-band phased-array
radar that helps protect the U.S., deployed forces, and America's allies and
partners by searching, detecting, acquiring and tracking threat ballistic
missiles and discriminating between threats and non-threats.

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 Missile Defense Agency's largest and most
    complex missile defense flight test.In a complex raid scenario involving
    multiple targets, both radars met or exceeded all test objectives.
  oForward-based AN/TPY-2s in Japan, Israel and Turkey are currently enabling
    the protection of the U.S., deployed forces, 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,
security and civil 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.

Note to Editors
The circuit cards are part of an ongoing, comprehensive AN/TPY-2 modernization
effort.

Media Contacts

Europe
Donna Ayer
+1.978.604.5422

U.S.
Mike Nachshen
+1.520.269.5697

idspr@raytheon.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com
 
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