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Missile Defense

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.

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News Releases

Raytheon receives $350 million SM-3 Block IB contract

Raytheon awarded $655 million contract for Patriot

Astrium, Raytheon team to compete for NATO ballistic missile defense work

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

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Missile Defense in the News

Critical flight-test success buoys Raytheon missile killer (AZ Starnet)

Why Raytheon Dumped a Decades-Old Way to Make Missiles (CNET)

US to send 2 more ships to Japan by 2017 to counter North Korea nuclear threat (FOX News)

Raytheon Eyes Early SM-3 IIA Builds (Aviation Week)

Europe’s missile shield grows – thanks to the US Navy (NATO)

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 >>

Missile Defense Resources

Defense Dossier – Feb. 2014 (American Foreign Policy Council)

When Missile Defense Is About More Than Missiles (American Interest)

US Missile Defense: Closing the Gap (World Affairs Journal)

Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat (National Air and Space Intelligence Center)

Making Sense of Ballistic Missile Defense (National Research Council)

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