AN/TPY-2 radar from Raytheon delivered to Missile Defense Agency
TEWKSBURY, MA. Raytheon officials delivered their eighth AN/TPY-2 radar to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to serve in terminal mode as the fire control radar in the U.S. Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system.
The AN/TPY-2 is a mobile, X-band phased-array radar that enables protection of U.S., deployed forces, and allies by searching, acquiring, and tracking threat ballistic missiles while discriminating between threats and non-threats. Other forward-based AN/TPY-2's that are deployed globally cue the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) by detecting, tracking and discriminating enemy ballistic missiles in the ascent phase of flight.