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Germany orders more Patriot air defence systems

26th March 2024 - 17:29 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


Germany has 11 Patriot systems and has ordered more. (Photo: US Air Force)

The US Army has acquired more than 1,100 launchers of which it has exported at least 200 launchers, while more than 10,000 Patriot missiles have been produced to date.

Germany will receive additional Patriot air and missile defence systems under a US$1.2 billion contract awarded to Raytheon. The company has also just demonstrated the fourth intercept of a target using Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) integrated with a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile.

The German contract included the most current Patriot Configuration 3+ radars, launchers, command and control stations, associated spares and support. Germany has been operating 11 of the systems which have been in service with 19 countries including the US and Ukraine.

There has been substantial demand for Patriot missiles and systems in the face

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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