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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Raytheon wins $1.2B contract to supply Patriot air and missile defense systems to Germany

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Germany seeks to augment its existing air defenses with a new round of Patriot air and missile defense systems, thanks to a $1.2 billion contract provided to RTX’s Raytheon last week.

This contract calls for the most recent Patriot Configuration 3+ radars, launchers, command and control stations, spare parts, and ongoing support.

“This contract reflects the global emphasis on advanced air and missile defense capabilities and the steadfast confidence in Patriot,” Tom Laliberty, president of Land and Air Defense Systems at Raytheon, said. “With this expansion, Germany will not only modernize its own significant air defense but enhance its interoperability with allies and further strengthen a core NATO mission.”

The Patriot system is currently used in 19 countries, including Germany, the United States, and, most recently, Ukraine, in its battle to repel Russia’s invasion. It is an advanced, ground-based air and missile defense system capable of countering long-range cruise missiles, tactical ballistic missiles and various other air-based threats.