Raytheon Technologies, Woburn, Massachusetts is being awarded a sole-source contract in the amount of $212,760,106 under a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) case to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The contractor will provide one Prime Power Unit and five years of sustainment services for two Terminal High Altitude Area (THAAD) Defense Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance and Control-Series 2 (AN/TPY-2) Radars for this contract. The work will be performed in Woburn, Massachusetts, and some support services will be provided in-country. The performance period is Oct. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2025. UAE FMS funds in the amount of $212,760,106 will be used to fund this effort. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity .
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is an American anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase (descent or reentry) by intercepting with a hit-to-kill approach. THAAD was developed after the experience of Iraq’s Scud missile attacks during the Gulf War in 1991. The THAAD interceptor carries no warhead, but relies on its kinetic energy of impact to destroy the incoming missile. A kinetic energy hit minimizes the risk of exploding conventional-warhead ballistic missiles, and the warhead of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles will not detonate upon a kinetic-energy hit.