Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is being awarded a contract modification, worth around $500.6 million, to continue to perform research and development support for the Army Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance Control Model-2 (AN/TPY-2) and Sea-Based X-Band (SBX) radars.
The modification, awarded by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) increases the total ceiling value of the original contract from from around $461.5 million to around $962.1 million. The period of performance remains the same, which is from Nov. 1, 2017, through Oct. 31, 2022, with a one year option.
The modification also includes continued product improvement, warfighter support, engineering services, Ballistic Missile Defense System test subject matter experts (SME) support, modeling and simulation SME support, and cybersecurity. The work will continue to be performed in Woburn, Massachusetts.
AN/TPY-2 Surveillance Transportable Radar
AN/TPY-2 Surveillance Transportable Radar, also called the Forward Based X-Band Transportable (FBX-T) is a long-range, high-altitude active electronically scanned array (AESA) surveillance radar developed by Raytheon and the U.S. Army.
The radar was designed to add a tier to existing missile and air defense systems. It is the primary radar for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system, but also cues the AN/MPQ-53 radar of the MIM-104 Patriot (PAC-3) system.
The U.S. Army remains responsible for its use by air defense artillery in theater and tactical applications while the MDA is responsible for its applications as a component of national ballistic missile defense.
An AN/TPY-2 is based in Alaska as part of U.S. national missile defense development.
Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1)
Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) is a floating, self-propelled, mobile active electronically scanned array (AESA) early-warning radar station designed to operate in high winds and heavy seas.
It was developed as part of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD).
The radar is mounted on a fifth generation CS-50 twin-hulled semi-submersible oil platform. Conversion of the vessel was carried out at the AmFELS yard in Brownsville, Texas; the radar mount was built and mounted on the vessel at the Kiewit yard in Ingleside, Texas.
It is nominally based at Adak Island in Alaska and has spent significant time at Pearl Harbor in test status.