UAE gains more THAAD radar support from Raytheon
Raytheon is providing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with one prime power unit and five years of support services for two Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance and Control-Series 2 (AN/TPY-2) radars, the Missile Defense Agency announced on 25 September.
AN/TPY-2 functions as the ground-based radar for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which the UAE ordered originally in 2011 as the first non-US customer for the technology.
Work on the $212.76 million FMS contract will be performed in Woburn, Massachusetts, from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2025.
The AN/TPY-2 is a mobile, solid-state, phased-array X-band radar, that searches, detects, tracks and discriminates threats from non-threats, and then delivers data to the THAAD's fire control and communications element for engagement.
Shephard Defence Insight notes that the radar has two modes; one to detect ballistic missiles as they rise, and another that can guide interceptors toward a descending warhead.
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