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Raytheon’s SM-3, AN/TPY-2 Successful in Operational Ballistic Missile Defence Test

Issue 47

Raytheon Company’s  Standard Missile-3 Block IA guided missile and AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile Defence radar played integral roles in the success of Flight Test Operational-01, the Missile Defence Agency’s operational test of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defence System.

During the test, a SM-3 Block IA guided missile fired from the USS Decatur (DDG 73) intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target. An AN/TPY-2 radar, operating in forward-based mode, detected, discriminated and tracked the target throughout the target’s trajectory.

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