Defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded a $655 million contract to produce additional units of the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for Kuwait. According to the press release, these are in addition to the Patriot units which are already in Kuwait.
The new batch of Patriot fire units would feature increased computing power and radar efficiency, as well as improved man-machine interface and reduced life-cycle costs.
“We continue to see an increased interest in and demand for the advanced Patriot as the system is called to duty in hot spots around the world,” said Ralph Acaba, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “Kuwait is part of Patriot’s current family of 12 nations that have already selected Patriot as the cornerstone of their air and missile defense strategy. Their decision to further strengthen their defenses with technologically advanced new production fire units reaffirms our strong partnership and their trust in Patriot to protect Kuwait’s people and critical infrastructure.”
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