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Raytheon Updates Ballistic Missile Defense Radar; Dave Gulla Comments

Raytheon-logoRaytheon has begun upgrades on the radar component of its ballistic missile defense system for delivery to a country in the Middle East.

The updates to the AN/TPY-2 mobile X-band radar’s signal and data processing features are intended to speed up identification and classification of threats, Raytheon said Wednesday.

Dave Gulla, vice president of global integrated sensors at Raytheon’s integrated defense systems business, said the move to update the AN/TPY-2 is in response to the growing number of rogue ballistic missiles.

“Rogue states are constructing more ballistic missiles that have longer ranges and are increasingly more sophisticated,” Gulla said.

Raytheon quoted U.S. intelligence figures as saying more than 6,300 ballistic missiles in the world are not controlled by U.S., China, Russia or NATO.

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