Raytheon to Supply 7 Missile Defense Radars to Saudi Arabia

30.06.2020 KSA
Raytheon to Supply 7 Missile Defense Radars to Saudi Arabia

Raytheon to Supply 7 Missile Defense Radars to Saudi Arabia

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 Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, received a $2.3 billion U.S. Missile Defense Agency production contract for seven gallium nitride (GaN)-based AN/TPY-2 radars as part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is designed to protect against incoming ballistic missile threats.

The contract is part of a foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“These highly capable X-band radars are the sharpest eyes in the global missile defense system. The addition of GaN technology delivers capability for threats to be detected, tracked and discriminated with improved radar reliability,” said Bryan Rosselli, Vice President of Strategic Missile Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

The mobile AN/TPY-2 missile defense radar uses X-band to clearly see ballistic missile threats. The radar system operates in two modes: forward-based mode - which detects ballistic missiles and identifies any lethal objects as they rise after launch - and terminal mode as part of the THAAD system, which guides interceptors toward a descending missile’s warhead.

Of the 14 AN/TPY-2 radars produced, seven are fielded as a part of U.S.-operated THAAD systems, five operate in forward-based mode for the U.S., and two are part of foreign military sales.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses (Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense), the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics.

The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

The contract is part of a foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“These highly capable X-band radars are the sharpest eyes in the global missile defense system. The addition of GaN technology delivers capability for threats to be detected, tracked and discriminated with improved radar reliability,” said Bryan Rosselli, Vice President of Strategic Missile Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

The mobile AN/TPY-2 missile defense radar uses X-band to clearly see ballistic missile threats. The radar system operates in two modes: forward-based mode - which detects ballistic missiles and identifies any lethal objects as they rise after launch - and terminal mode as part of the THAAD system, which guides interceptors toward a descending missile’s warhead.

Of the 14 AN/TPY-2 radars produced, seven are fielded as a part of U.S.-operated THAAD systems, five operate in forward-based mode for the U.S., and two are part of foreign military sales.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses (Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense), the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics.

The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

 
 



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