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Missile Defense

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.

Thirteen countries rely on Global Patriot Solutions for air and missile defense. 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

Patriot destroys missile and aircraft targets in test

The State of Kuwait upgrades its air and missile defense

Standard Missile-3 flight test validates engineering upgrade

Patriot, one; ballistic missile, zero

U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $270 million contract for Standard Missile-6 production

SM-6 shatters engagement distance record

Raytheon Standard Missile-6 successfully hits surface target

Future drones, planes, missiles no match for new Raytheon radar

Raytheon kill vehicle succeeds in developmental flight test

Land-based SM-3 demonstrates first ballistic missile intercept supported by AN/TPY-2 radar

Raytheon receives $543 million for SM-3 Block IIA production and delivery

U.S. succeeds in next flight test of advanced missile defense interceptor

Raytheon takes next step toward defining Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Latest Patriot takes out two ballistic missiles during first flight test

U.S. Army invests in Patriot radar modernization upgrades

Missile Defense Agency awards Raytheon study contract for Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Missile Defense Agency, Raytheon demonstrate SM-6's new anti-ballistic missile defense capability

Missile Defense in the News

Aegis Ashore, armed with Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3, declared operational in Romania (SDArabia)

VIDEO: The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency will test-fire its new larger SM-3IIA interceptor missile in space (Scout)

Upgrade to SM-3 missile engines validated (UPI)

Aegis BMD site in Romania set for operational certification (Seapower)

Inside the factory where Raytheon's robots make kamikaze spacecraft (Popular Mechanics)

U.S. Navy is turning anti-aircraft and cruise missiles into ship killers (Fortune)

Pentagon chief unveils plan to buy more ships, aircraft and munitions (The Hill)

U.S. says redesigned missile defense interceptor aces test (Reuters)

U.S. weighs making Hawaii missile test site operational - sources (Reuters)

U.S. missile shield to undergo tests (Examiner)

Navy weapon destroys anti-ship cruise missiles from beyond-the-horizon (Scout)

The time is now (Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance)

A year into distributed lethality, Navy nears fielding improved weapons, deploying surface action group (USNI)

Pentagon develops new missile defense interceptor able to destroy multiple threats (Scout)

Navy developing software to give Standard Missile-6 additional mission capabilities (USNI)

U.S. Navy, allies intercept targets in European missile test (Reuters)

U.S. military tests new interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles and airplanes (Fox News)

Feature Stories

Continental defense - Strengthening a layered missile defense to protect Europe

Three radars are better than one - The best missile defense is built in layers

For Patriot, precision pays - Missile defense system picks off targets in test for international audience

Maritime security in the Middle East - At DIMDEX, Raytheon offers protection from sea to shore to sky

One missile, many missions - Standard Missile-6, built for anti-air warfare, sinks target ship in test

Raytheon expands its presence in Poland - Partnership with Polish company will boost a key ally’s land forces

Stronger than ever - For the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System, the best is yet to come

Freedom of the seas - Distributed lethality arms U.S. Navy with offensive capability

From land or by sea - Tests demonstrate the many capabilities of Raytheon's SM-3 interceptor

SM-3 interceptor tested off European coast for first time - Raytheon Standard Missile-3 destroys ballistic target in multinational exercise

Homeland protection - Missile defence systems poised to bring safety to allies

The radar is ready - Raytheon hits the road with a supercharged Patriot prototype

Bigger & better: The evolution of a ballistic missile killer

Related Information

Kill Vehicles

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RUSI Presentation View Presentation

Robust NATO ballistic missile defense

President Ronald Reagan's strategic defense initiative Play Video

President Ronald Reagan's strategic defense initiative

Patriot: Ready for Today, Right for Tomorrow Play Video

Patriot: Ready for today, right for tomorrow

Raytheon's ballistic missile defense systems provide layered defense around the world YouTube Video Play Video

Raytheon's ballistic missile defense systems provide layered defense around the world


Kill Vehicle Infographic View infographic

Kill vehicles protect from long-range ballistic missiles

Defending Against the Growing Ballistic Missile Threat Infographic View infographic

Defending against the growing ballistic missile threat

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