|Raytheon begins building critical components for AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar|
|Additional components maximize deployed system readiness
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will soon have greater agility and capability in its fleet of AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radars. Raytheon has begun construction of two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 under a $53 million contract announced by the Department of Defense on Sept 2. The units Raytheon is building will enable the MDA to rotate sub-components out of the field t... |
|Soldiers certified to protect Metro D.C. from cruise missiles, drones with Raytheon's JLENS radar blimp|
|ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission ready. That was the verdict for the U.S. Army's A Battery, 3rd Air Defense Artillery, who were recently certified to operate Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) JLENS radar to protect the National Capital Region (NCR) from cruise missiles and drone threats.
JLENS is a system of two aerostats, or tethered blimps, that float 10,000 feet in the air. The helium filled aerostats, each nearly as long as a football field, carry powerful... |