The Missile Defense Agency (mda) in the US has awarded a new $190m fixed price incentive fee contract to Raytheon to construct, integrate and test a new Army / Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance (AN/TPY-2) radar.

The AN/TPY-2 radar provides critical defence capability against ballistic missile threats.

The phased array radar is capable of search, threat detection, classification, discrimination and precision tracking at extremely long ranges.

Raytheon delivered the seventh AN/TPY-2 earlier this year and the new contract will be the eighth for MDA.