Tag Archives: Standard Missile-3 Block IIA

Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Space-Based Sensor Layer Needed to Counter Advanced Missile Threats

Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, has said the U.S. needs a space-based sensor layer that could help detect, track and counter ballistic missile threats. “To have a space-sensor layer, to be able to pick up this advanced threat … that’s an absolute must for us to get on board and develop that technology,” Kennedy said during a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum.

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Raytheon Gets $60M MDA Contract Funds to Transition SM-3 Block IIA Program to Production

Raytheon‘s missile systems business has received a potential $59.8 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to obtain materials needed to begin the production of Standard Missile-3 Block IIA systems. The modification also covers engineering and analysis services and brings the contract’s potential value to $694.3 million, the Defense Department said …

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Raytheon Demos AN/SPY-6 Radar Capacity at Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise in Hawaii

Raytheon has showcased a company-built air and missile defense radar system during a ballistic missile defense exercise held at the U.S. Navy‘s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The exercise tested if Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6 radar could acquire, search and track a ballistic missile target and the test followed a series of activities in which the platform helped …

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Raytheon’s SM-3 Block IIA Missile Accomplishes Initial Intercept Flight Test

A Raytheon defensive missile has completed the first U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency flight test that sought to evaluate its capacity to intercept ballistic missile threats. Raytheon said Saturday the USS John Paul Jones guided missile destroyer launched the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA during the test to intercept a land-launched target. The demonstration sought to evaluate …

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US Navy, MDA, Japan Test Raytheon SM-3 Variant; Taylor Lawrence Comments

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Navy and the Japanese defense department have demonstrated a variant of Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-3 weapon during a live-fire flight test in Point Mogu, California. Raytheon built a 21-inch-diameter system against medium and intermediate ballistic missile threats for U.S. and Japan’s SM-3 Cooperative Development Project, MDA said Tuesday. The company said its SM-3 …

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