09 Aug '17, 4pm

This bus-size radar helps defend against ballistic missiles. Learn more about AN/TPY-2:

Why AN/TPY-2 is the world’s most capable, mobile, ballistic missile defense radar Share One scans the horizon from a hillside perch over the Sea of Japan; another keeps watch from a Pacific island; a third peers skyward from the mountains of southwest Asia. From such challenging environments, and many others, the Army Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance stands ready to sound an early warning in case of a missile attack. In addition to its forward-based mode of operation, AN/TPY-2 serves as the eyes of the newsmaking Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, known as THAAD. Raytheon, the prime contractor for THAAD's radar, has supercharged AN/TPY-2 to defend against sophisticated ballistic missiles. As new radars are delivered to more countries, engineers have modernized the hardware and software, incorporating the latest technology into its major subsystems. “The AN/TP...

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