Missile Defense Agency
Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) Budget Estimates Overview Approved for Public Release 07-MDA-2175 (31 JAN 07)
We successfully deployed the first AN/TPY-2 (formerly known as the forward-based X band radar, or FBX-T) and supporting C2BMC equipment to Shariki Air Base in Japan, achieving partial mission capability on October 30, 2006... The current location of the AN/TPY-2 at Shariki is an interim site until construction can be completed for the permanent site. Three additional AN/TPY-2 radars will also be delivered to the warfighter to provide forward-based sensor coverage against possible launches from critical threat locations.
The forward placement of the AN/TPY-2 radar provides information early in the flight of a potential ballistic missile launch and helps discriminate threat RVs from associated countermeasures.
Block 2008. Fielding:
Two additional Forward-Based X-Band Radars (AN/TPY-2);
Block 2010. Development:
GMD efforts will include an enhanced flight and testing program for additional Engagement
Sequence Groups, including the capability to launch or engage a Ground-Based Interceptor on sensor data provided by a AN/TPY-2;
Block 2012. Fielding:
Adjunct radar to use in conjunction with the AN/TPY-2 forward-based X-band radars.