Raytheon has delivered the tenth installment of its AN/TPY-2 radar for the Missile Defense Agency“™s Ballistic Missile Defense System program.
The company said Tuesday the current project was completed half a year ahead of its scheduled delivery, with two additional radars under current production.
The mobile X-band defense radar works to identify and track ballistic missile threats of all classes, and on terminal mode can guide interceptor missiles.
“The AN/TPY-2 has proven in numerous complex tests that it can help defend and defeat the evolving, improving and proliferating ballistic missile threat,” said Dave Gulla, vice president of global integrated sensors at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.
The company said the radar will be attached to the U.S. Army“™s fifth THAAD system that covers a wide area and higher altitude in the sky.