Delivery of Eighth Raytheon AN/TPY-2 Ballistic Missile Defense Radar

Raytheon Company announced the delivery of its eighth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency. The mobile radar acquires and tracks ballistic missile threats after launch, providing U.S. Combatant Commanders with mission critical target information. Earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel discussed plans to deploy an AN/TPY-2 radar to Japan as part of the U.S.'s efforts to ‘beef up' missile defense protection from North Korean and Iranian threats.