Raytheon awarded Patriot engineering contract
US Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded Raytheon a $109 million Engineering Services contract for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System that will see the company ensure the readiness of Patriot systems in use with the US Army and foreign military sale customers.
Under the contract, Raytheon will provide ongoing technical support and services for Patriot, including system analysis, software development, testing and logistics support; as well as other country-specific system requirements.
Ralph Acaba, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business, said: ‘Customers around the world will benefit from the maintenance and upgrades that result from this contract - especially the technical baseline improvements designed to counter evolving threats. The US Army recognises the importance of investing in Patriot sustainment, especially given the instability in the world today.’
The Patriot Patriot Air and Missile Defense System provides protection against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. The system is in use with 12 nations worldwide; with Raytheon the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot systems, and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.
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