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Missile Defense

Mission: Global Defense

Protecting our homeland. Defending our allies. Safeguarding trade. Our air and missile defense systems have one mission: providing peace of mind.

Raytheon's proven interceptors, radars and space sensors work together to provide protection against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and other threats.

Thirteen countries rely on Global Patriot Solutions for air and missile defense. Our SM-3® missile and Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle defeat warheads while they’re still in space. Our JLENS aerostats provide regional defense from 10,000 feet for 30 days at a time. And our long-range radars keep watch around the clock, from windswept stations in Alaska to ships in the Persian Gulf.

It’s a big sky up there, but we’ve got it covered. That’s our mission.

Learn more about our technology:

News Releases

U.S., allies invest $202 million in Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System

Next-gen Standard Missile-3 completes first intercept test

U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $235 million for Standard Missile-6 production

Standard Missile-6 approved for international sales

Patriot nation awards Raytheon more than $600m to upgrade missile defense system

Raytheon SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea

Raytheon wins $225m contract for increased Patriot missile defense capability

Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

The Netherlands invests in the future of its Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System

U.S. Navy achieves longest range surface-to-air intercept in naval history

Missile Defense in the News

The sky is [not] the limit: the evolution of the Standard Missile (The Cipher Brief)

U.S.-Japan anti-missile test a good sign for the European missile defense sites (Real Clear Defense)

U.S., Japan conduct successful missile interception test (CNN)

Raytheon missile hits marks in first intercept test (Arizona Daily Star)

Tucson-based Raytheon missile factory's impact on Arizona economy estimated at $2.1 billion annually (Arizona Republic)

VIDEO: Raytheon’s Smith on Standard Missile-6 program, international opportunities (Defense & Aerospace Report)

SM-6 cleared for international sale; Australia, Japan, Korea could be early customers (USNI News)

Raytheon interceptor scores hit in Navy test (Arizona Daily Star)

U.S. Navy test fires Raytheon SM-6 missile at sea (UPI)

Missile Defense: Time to go big (Missile Threat)

Learn more about Raytheon's Missile Defense Solutions.

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