Missile Defense

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Missile Defense

When it comes to missile defense, no nation — and no system — can stand alone.

Protecting people, places and the principle of sovereignty itself takes vision. It takes precision. It takes technologically advanced sensors, command-and-control systems, satellites and interceptors, working in layers to defeat all types of threats, from short-range missiles to hypersonic warheads hurtling through space.
 
Raytheon Missiles & Defense breakthrough technologies enable sensors to see farther. They mean command-and-control systems can process data faster. And they mean operators can employ interceptors to engage their targets with even greater precision. Deployed around the world and drawing on the company's decades-long dedication to reliability and readiness, these technologies are helping the U.S., its friends and allies make the world a safer place.

Learn how sensors, command and control systems and interceptors track and eliminate threats.

ground-based sensor to detect, discriminate and track threats.

Sensors

Countering threats starts with seeing them. Raytheon Missiles & Defense's sea-, ground- and space-based sensors offer a layered approach to detect, discriminate and track those threats across domains.

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Sea-based

Sea-based sensors defend the homeland from far offshore by precisely identifying, detecting and tracking ballistic missiles.

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Land-based

Land-based sensors provide protection where it’s needed most by detecting launches to prevent missile attacks.

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Space-based

Space-based sensors give commanders vital information from different orbits to quickly execute missile warning and defense missions.

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missiles and interceptors that defeat incoming missiles and warheads.

Interceptors

Missiles and incoming warheads pose a threat to the United States and its allies. Raytheon Missiles & Defense’s missiles and interceptors defeat these threats, from sophisticated ballistic missiles to crude rockets and mortars.

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Patriot GEM-T Missile

The Patriot™ GEM-T missile defeats threats such as tactical ballistic missiles, aircraft and cruise missiles.

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SM-3 Interceptor

The SM-3® interceptor destroys short-, intermediate- and long-range ballistic missiles.

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Kill Vehicles

Kill vehicles use sensors, lenses and rocket thrusters to pick out warheads, steer into their paths and destroy long-range ballistic missiles in space.

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SM-6 Missile

The SM-6® missile destroys cruise missiles and ballistic missiles in their final stage of flight from land or at sea.

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Air and missile defense systems consist of radars, command and control technology, and interceptors to defend against a full spectrum of threats.

Air and Missile Defense Systems

Our solutions evolve with the threats. These tailorable systems consist of radars, command and control technology, and interceptors to defend against a full spectrum of threats.

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LTAMDS

The Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, commonly called LTAMDS, is a radar designed to defeat advanced and next-generation threats including hypersonic weapons.

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Global Patriot Solutions

Global Patriot™ Solutions defeat tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones, advanced aircraft and other threats.

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NASAMS

The NASAMS™ system offers air defenders a highly adaptable, mid-range solution for any operational air defense requirement.

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Iron Dome System and SkyHunter Missile

The Iron Dome system and SkyHunter® missile destroy lower-tier threats with pinpoint accuracy.

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David's Sling System and SkyCeptor Missile

The David's Sling system and SkyCeptor® missile protect against missile and aircraft threats at medium range.

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