Raytheon Receives $582.5 Million for Radars and Services in THAAD Deal to UAE

UAE becomes first inter­na­tion­al cus­tomer to gain the advanced AN/TPY‑2 radars

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Com­pa­ny (NYSE: RTN) will pro­vide AN/TPY‑2 radars, asso­ci­at­ed spares, train­ing and oth­er ser­vices through 2018 to the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates (UAE) as the radar com­po­nent to the Ter­mi­nal High Alti­tude Area Defense (THAAD) mis­sile defense sys­tem. This $582.5 mil­lion con­tract for the radars is part of the first sale of THAAD mis­sile sys­tems to an inter­na­tion­al customer.

“The AN/TPY‑2 radar will pro­vide the UAE with unprece­dent­ed sur­veil­lance and defen­sive capa­bil­i­ties,” said Dave Gul­la, vice pres­i­dent for Glob­al Inte­grat­ed Sen­sors at Raytheon Inte­grat­ed Defense Sys­tems. “With this con­tract, the UAE becomes the first inter­na­tion­al cus­tomer to acquire the world’s most advanced mobile radar, which bet­ter posi­tions the Emi­rates to defend itself from threats.”

The AN/TPY‑2, Raytheon’s mobile, sol­id-state, phased array X‑band radar, is being pro­vid­ed to the UAE through the Mis­sile Defense Agency (MDA) as a For­eign Mil­i­tary Sale under the Arms Export Con­trol Act.

The radar search­es, detects, tracks and dis­crim­i­nates threats from non-threats, and then deliv­ers data to the THAAD’s fire con­trol and com­mu­ni­ca­tions ele­ment for engagement.

Lock­heed Mar­tin is prime con­trac­tor for THAAD. In addi­tion to pro­vid­ing the radar, Raytheon col­lab­o­rat­ed in devel­op­ing the Fire Con­trol and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions shel­ter, com­mu­ni­ca­tions soft­ware, engi­neer­ing, and test­ing support. 

Work on the AN/TPY‑2 radars for this con­tract will be per­formed at Raytheon facil­i­ties in Mass­a­chu­setts and by sup­pli­ers in 33 states.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Com­pa­ny, with 2010 sales of $25 bil­lion, is a tech­nol­o­gy and inno­va­tion leader spe­cial­iz­ing in defense, home­land secu­ri­ty and oth­er gov­ern­ment mar­kets through­out the world. With a his­to­ry of inno­va­tion span­ning 89 years, Raytheon pro­vides state-of-the-art elec­tron­ics, mis­sion sys­tems inte­gra­tion and oth­er capa­bil­i­ties in the areas of sens­ing; effects; and com­mand, con­trol, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and intel­li­gence sys­tems, as well as a broad range of mis­sion sup­port ser­vices. With head­quar­ters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 peo­ple worldwide. 

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Mike Nason

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