All five Upgraded Early Warning Radars complete second generation hardware, software upgrades

UEWR increases homeland and regional defense capabilities against ballistic missiles, advanced threats

TUCSON, Ariz., (Sept. 19, 2022) — Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, has completed second generation computer, cyber, software and radar upgrades on all five Upgraded Early Warning Radars. UEWRs are pivotal to the precise tracking of more space objects simultaneously, to include incoming ballistic missiles, and quick classification of threat versus non-threat objects.

The radars are located in Thule Air Base, Greenland; Beale Air Force Base, California; Clear Space Force Station, Alaska; Cape Cod Space Force Station, Massachusetts; and Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom.

“UEWRs are critical to regional and homeland defense and upgrading them to exceed 21st century standards is a testament to the original design, power and performance of our radars,” said Paul Ferraro, president of Air Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “Now the U.S. Space Force and Missile Defense Agency have increased detection capabilities for even the most advanced threats.”

Raytheon collaborated with the U.S. Space Force, Missile Defense Agency and their respective sites to complete testing while maintaining the radars’ critical national 24/7 surveillance capability.

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