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Raytheon to modernise Patriot system

5th February 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Raytheon will upgrade the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System under a $235 million modernisation task order from the US Army, the company announced on 30 January.

The system upgrades will be funded by the 14 Patriot partner nations. The award is the first of the five annual, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity task orders with a total contract ceiling of over $2.3 billion.  

Raytheon’s Patriot system consists of radars, command and control technology and multiple types of interceptors. 

Under the contract, Raytheon will work on developing advanced methods to search, detect, track, discriminate, engage and defeat a wide range of evolving threats including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and military aircraft. The company will also work to enhance the system’s ability to counter advanced electronic countermeasures and conduct combat identification. 

Improving interoperability with higher echelon systems and developing advanced training aids including high fidelity virtual simulators will also form part of the work, along with reducing life cycle costs through modernised  hardware and reliability improvements. 

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