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Raytheon receives Patriot contract

11th January 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon has received a $1.5 billion contract to provide additional Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System capability for an undisclosed existing customer, the company announced on 9 January.

The contract is a direct commercial sale.

Patriot is an all-weather, long-range air defence system designed to detect, identify and counter cruise missiles, advanced aircraft and tactical ballistic missile threats. The system consists of radars, command-and-control technology and multiple types of interceptors.

Patriot is the foundation of integrated air and missile defence for 14 nations.

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