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2013-09-23 08:20:52

Production milestone keeps next radar on schedule for 2014 delivery TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has completed the manufacturing of an Antenna Equipment Unit for the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar. An integral part of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), the AN/TPY-2 searches, discriminates between threats and non-threats, acquires and tracks threat ballistic missiles. AN/TPY-2 is a mobile X-band radar that helps protect the...

2013-09-19 00:21:13

KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated, on the first attempt, the second generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System's capability to engage a sophisticated, separating short range ballistic missile target with two Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missiles that were fired and guided to intercept nearly simultaneously. The test, known as Flight Test -...

2013-09-19 00:21:11

Scenario designed to test ship's ability to launch SM-3s PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Missile Defense Agency test, the U.S. Navy launched two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)-made Standard Missile-3 Block IBs from the USS Lake Erie against a complex, separating short-range ballistic missile target. The first guided missile successfully destroyed the target using the sheer kinetic force of a massive collision in space. The SM-3 is a defensive...

2013-09-11 12:20:33

REAGAN TEST SITE, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) successfully conducted a complex missile defense flight test resulting in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets in an operationally realistic environment. The test was conducted at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site and...

2013-09-10 16:20:17

RONALD REAGAN BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE TEST SITE, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 Block IA guided missile and AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar played integral roles in the success of Flight Test Operational-01, the Missile Defense Agency's operational test of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. During the test, a SM-3 Block IA guided missile fired from the USS Decatur (DDG 73) intercepted a...

2013-09-10 12:21:21

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) launcher on a German truck has arrived in the United States, ready for integration into a future test scenario. Based on the success of the intercept test last November at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., MEADS authorities are planning to use two launchers in the two-target flight test scheduled for later this year. The original launcher is in the Italian configuration and has been used...

2013-09-03 12:20:47

First Non-U.S. Cryptographic System Cleared For U.S. Use ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system has been certified for operation. MEADS became the first U.S. system approved to incorporate a non-U.S. cryptographic device in 2009. Certification by the U.S. Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System Identification Friend or Foe Mark XII/XIIA System (AIMS) Program Office is a significant...

2013-08-23 23:18:04

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2013-08-22 20:20:38

USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG-62), Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy team's (NYSE: LMT) Aegis Combat System successfully completed the first live firing test that proves the system can defend beyond its line of sight by integrating data from a remote sensor to intercept a target. The latest Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) test marks the first test at sea, and the second consecutive time this year, where Aegis used remote data to...

2013-08-19 08:21:03

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully intercepted and destroyed a low quadrant elevation (QE) 107mm rocket as part of the second series of guided test vehicle (GTV) flight tests of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3) program. The intercept is a major test milestone before the U.S. Army live-fire engagements begin in September. "Beginning only 18 months and one week ago, and with firm cost requirements, the AI3...