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IDEX 2017: Pro-active support offer for high tempo Patriot

21st February 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Abu Dhabi


The increased use of the Patriot air defence system by Middle East countries means that the maintenance and sustainment requirements become more urgent.

Therefore system manufacturer Raytheon is putting together a support package that can keep the Patriot operational and upgrade it if required.

Joseph DeAntona, VP of business development for Integrated Air and Missile Defence at the company told Shephard at IDEX 2017 that an example of normal Patriot usage is about 600-1,000 hours a year – whereas some customers have a much higher operational tempo of about 4,000 hours – a four-fold increase.

'This will put on demand

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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