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Romania to buy three more Patriot systems

7th November 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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The Romanian government has signed an agreement with the US Army for the purchase of three additional Raytheon Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems.

The systems - which will be new-built - are being procured via the US Department of Defense foreign military sales process.

The Patriot defensive system is the backbone of NATO's defence against lower tier ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, advanced aircraft and drones.

Michelle DeMaio, Romania Patriot program manager, Raytheon, said: ‘Romania's Patriot fire units will have the same hardware and software suite as the US Army's Patriot fire units. This will enhance Romania's ability to train with the US Army and other NATO allies.’

The agreement between Romania and the US Army sets the stage for the US government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon.

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