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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.

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 kill vehicle succeeds in first intercept of intercontinental ballistic missile

U.S., allies invest $202 million in Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System

Next-gen Standard Missile-3 completes first intercept test

U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $235 million for Standard Missile-6 production

Standard Missile-6 approved for international sales

Patriot nation awards Raytheon more than $600m to upgrade missile defense system

Raytheon SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea

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

Missile Defense in the News

Interceptor ‘completely obliterated’ mock missile, Pentagon says (Bloomberg)

Missile takedown: Historic ICBM intercept test sends strong message to North Korea (Defense News)

Missile test puts Raytheon’s Kill Vehicle and Boeing’s Shield together to pulverize enemy ICBMs (FOX Business)

Raytheon wins $59.6M for multi-warhead interceptor (Arizona Daily Star)

Raytheon to supply Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology (UPI)

Israel's David's Sling missile system to be operational in weeks (UPI)

The sky is [not] the limit: the evolution of the Standard Missile (The Cipher Brief)

U.S.-Japan anti-missile test a good sign for the European missile defense sites (Real Clear Defense)

U.S., Japan conduct successful missile interception test (CNN)

Tucson-based Raytheon missile factory's impact on Arizona economy estimated at $2.1 billion annually (Arizona Republic)

SM-6 cleared for international sale; Australia, Japan, Korea could be early customers (USNI News)

U.S. Navy test fires Raytheon SM-6 missile at sea (UPI)

Learn more about Raytheon's Missile Defense Solutions.

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