Raytheon wins $314 million contract to enhance Patriot Missile Defense System

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a contract valued $314m for the Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System.

It is the third annual indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) order out of a total of five such awards.

The task order for engineering services was awarded by the US Army and is funded by 17 nations that depend on the missile defence system.

The nations are the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Taiwan, Greece, Spain, the Republic of Korea, the UAE, Qatar, Romania, Sweden, Poland and Bahrain.

The Patriot weapon system is being enhanced to be able to counter evolving threats.

Under the contract, Raytheon is responsible for delivering software and hardware development, configuration management, integration and test services and logistics support.

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Additionally, the company will add several project results into Patriot Post Deployment Build 8.1. This will include methods to search, detect, track, discriminate, engage, and defeat a range of missiles and aircraft.

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