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Raytheon to upgrade Kuwait's Patriots

27th June 2016 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon has received a $523 million undefinitised contract action from the US Army to upgrade Kuwait's Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems to the currently fielded configuration, the company announced on 23 June.

The Kuwaiti Configuration 3+ Patriots will feature improved radar search and Identification Friend or Foe capabilities and enhanced ability to protect cities and infrastructure against a variety of threats, including aircraft and ballistic missiles.

Ralph Acaba, Raytheon vice president of integrated air and missile defense, said: ‘Kuwait and other members of the 13-nation strong Patriot Partnership continue to invest in the system and trust Patriot to defend their citizens and militaries. Patriot is the only system in the world that is combat-proven and designed to outpace the future threat through continuous evolution.’

The Patriot system is an all-weather, long-range air defence system designed to counter cruise missiles, advanced aircraft, and tactical ballistic missile threats. It is in service in 13 nations, including the US, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Japan, Egypt, Germany, Israel and Greece.

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