United States of America
- Ballistic Missile Defense System
- Integrated Deepwater System
- Missile Defense Agency
- Upgraded Early Warning Radar
- Ultra High Frequency
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $114 million contract by the Missile Defense
Agency (MDA) to implement the Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR) program at
The UEWR at Thule will build on the radars that Raytheon already deployed to
Beale Air Force Base, California, and Royal Air Force Fylingdales, U.K., and
will add significantly more surveillance coverage for the U.S. missile defense
As the prime contractor, Raytheon IDS will integrate new electronics, computer
hardware and mission software to upgrade the existing two-faced, phased array
antenna facility at the remote site. Raytheon will also support integrated tests
of the Thule UEWR, performing both missile defense and legacy missions.
Continuing the Raytheon heritage with UHF phased array radars, the UEWR program
upgrades existing PAVE PAWS and Ballistic Missile Early Warning System radars by
adding missile defense capabilities while retaining legacy missile warning and
space surveillance missions.
A key sensor for the MDA's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), UEWR
provides midcourse target detection and tracking for the Ground-Based Midcourse
Defense portion of the BMDS to protect the U.S. from ballistic missile attacks.
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