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GDA 2017: Raytheon to assist Qatari Patriot capability

6th December 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Raytheon has been awarded a $150 million FMS contract to assist the Gulf state of Qatar with its missile defence programme, one of a number of Patriot operators in the region.

In a statement released by the US Department of Defense (DoD), Raytheon will provide ‘technical expertise and assistance’ in training, deployment, operation, logistics support and sustainment of the Qatari Patriot air defence capability. 

The award, announced on 1 December, was the sole bid solicited for the programme, with work in Doha given an estimated completion date of 2022.

Missile defence has become a vital capability being sought by GCC

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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