Mission: Global Defense
Protecting our homeland. Defending our allies. Safeguarding trade. Our air and missile defense systems have one mission: providing peace of mind.
Raytheon's proven interceptors, radars and space sensors work together to provide protection against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and other threats.
Our famous Patriot is the system of choice of 12 countries. Our Standard Missile-3 and Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle defeat warheads while they’re still in space. Our JLENS aerostats provide regional defense from 10,000 feet for 30 days at a time. And our long-range radars keep watch around the clock, from windswept stations in Alaska to ships in the Persian Gulf.
It’s a big sky up there, but we’ve got it covered. That’s our mission.
Learn more about our technology:
Upgrades boost ballistic missile defense radar's performance to protect against missile raid
Raytheon awarded US Navy next generation Air and Missile Defense Radar contract
Raytheon's newest Standard Missile-3 intercepts medium-range ballistic missile target
Raytheon awarded $243 million Standard Missile-6 contract
US Navy launches two Raytheon-made SM-3 missiles against single ballistic missile target
Raytheon's SM-3, AN/TPY-2 successful in operational ballistic missile defense test
Additional Releases >>
Global Insights: Aegis Successes Give U.S. BMD Efforts a Boost (World Politics Review)
A good month for ballistic missile defense (AEI)
Protecting the U.S. East Coast from Iran’s Emerging Nuclear and Missile Threats (FPI)
Hit or miss: A well-constructed missile test is a plus (The Washington Times)
U.S. in the Role of Missile Mediator (The Washington Post)
U.S. to Bolster Missile Defenses to Counter North Korea Threat: Hagel (Reuters)
Additional Coverage >>
Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat - National Air and Space Intelligence Center
Infographic: Our First Line of Missile Defense
Video: NATO Ballistic Missile Defense Overview
Video: Atlantic Council 2013 Missile Defense Conference
Keynote with Under Secretary of Defense James N. Miller - "The United States and Global Missile Defense"
U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Announcement
Making Sense of Ballistic Missile Defense - National Research Council
Defense Dossier - American Foreign Policy Council
Mounting Nuclear and Missile Menace - Peter Brookes, The Heritage Foundation