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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 SM-3® missile 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 wins $225m contract for increased Patriot missile defense capability

Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

The Netherlands invests in the future of its Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System

U.S. Navy achieves longest range surface-to-air intercept in naval history

U.S. Navy links Standard Missile-6 with F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in first-of-a-kind flight test

Poland announces it will officially request Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System

Raytheon receives $523 million for Standard Missile-3 production and delivery

U.S. Army enlists Raytheon to help develop next-generation radar

Patriot destroys missile and aircraft targets in test

Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Radar prepares for live target testing

The State of Kuwait upgrades its air and missile defense

Standard Missile-3 flight test validates engineering upgrade

Patriot, one; ballistic missile, zero

Raytheon to display groundbreaking new Patriot radar at the Winter Association of the United States Army trade show

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

Successes -- and hardware -- stack up for Raytheon's AMDR

Raytheon marks 20 years of Cooperative Engagement Capability deployment

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

Flight test proves ballistic missiles no match for latest Patriot upgrade

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

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

Missile Defense in the News

Will Raytheon's SkyCeptor save Poland from Russia's mighty missiles? (The National Interest)

Poland to request its own Patriot missile defense system (UPI)

MSPO 2016: New SkyCeptor offered to Poland (Shephard)

Poland to seek U.S. OK for $5 billion missile deal with Raytheon (Reuters)

Demand for Raytheon missile killers may drive Tucson expansion (Arizona Daily Star)

First intercept test of new SM-3 variant set for October (Space News)

Predator Bs tested for ballistic missile defense (AIN Online)

MDA awards Raytheon $523 million contract for SM-3 variant (Space News)

The Ground-based Midcourse Defense System: Myths and facts (Real Clear Defense)

Raytheon's Alabama-made missiles on display and in demand at Farnborough Air Show (AL.com)

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)

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)

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

The time is now (Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance)

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

Feature Stories

Raytheon to offer Poland low-cost Patriot interceptor - SkyCeptor is highly advanced, hit-to-kill missile

Continental defense - Strengthening a layered missile defense to protect Europe

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

Aloha, AMDR radar - Raytheon’s transformational naval radar arrives in Hawaii for ‘live target’ testing

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

Photo Gallery

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Midcourse discrimination Play Video

Missile Defense project: information and analyses on threats

Dr. Mitch Stevison on robust NATO ballistic missile defense for Europe Play Video

Dr. Mitch Stevison on robust NATO ballistic missile defense for Europe

RUSI Presentation View Presentation

Robust NATO ballistic missile defense

Patriot GaN-based AESA 360° radar Play Video

Patriot GaN-based AESA 360° radar

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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