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Monday, June 15, 2015

Allies may acquire advanced ballistic missile defense radar

AN/TPY-2The U.S. government has authorized several U.S. allies and security partners to potentially purchase via Foreign Military Sales the Raytheon-made AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar, for use in forward-based mode.

In forward-based mode, the AN/TPY-2 is positioned near hostile territory and acquires ballistic missiles in the boost (ascent) phase of flight shortly after they are launched.

The radar then tracks and discriminates the threat, and passes critical information required by decision makers and missile defense warfare systems through a command and control battle management network.

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