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Kuwait seeks Patriot spare parts

5th January 2021 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Potential FMS ‘represents a commitment by Kuwait to field and maintain systems that are interoperable with US forces’, says US State Department.

Kuwait expects to receive spare parts and related equipment for the Patriot missile defence system, under a potential $200 million FMS deal which is now being assessed by Congress.

Raytheon will be the prime contractor on the sale, which includes spare parts for the Authorized Stockage List, Prescribed Load List, Higher Headquarters Battery and Fixed Site Antenna Mast Group/Information and Coordination Central Tethered Manstation Kit.

‘The proposed sale of these spare parts for Kuwait’s Patriot System will improve Kuwait’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for critical civilian and military infrastructure,’ the US State Department noted in a 29 December 2020 announcement.

It added: ‘The procurement of these spare parts represents a commitment by Kuwait to field and maintain systems that are interoperable with US forces.’

Kuwait operates 14 Patriot batteries according to data from Shephard Defence Insight. In May 2020, the State Department approved a possible $1.43 billion FMS to Kuwait for Patriot programme sustainment and technical assistance, plus 84 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile segment enhancements.

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