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Romania signs on for Patriot

1st December 2017 - 11:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Romania has signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system from the US Army, Raytheon announced on 29 November.

The Letter of Offer and Acceptance sets the stage for the US government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon.

The Patriot system forms the backbone for NATO's defence against ballistic and cruise missiles, advanced aircraft and UAS.

Romania will receive the Patriot Configuration 3+, the most advanced configuration available, as well as an undisclosed quantity of GEM-T and PAC-3 MSE interceptor missiles. These interceptors will enable Romania's military to tackle current and emerging threats.

Tom Laliberty, VP of integrated air and missile defense, Raytheon, said: ‘With its newly built Patriot capability, Romania's military will have the ability to defend Romania and its NATO allies. Patriot will also enable Romanian air defenders to train, exercise and interoperate with their US and European counterparts.

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