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US Army Awards Raytheon Major Patriot Engineering Services Contract

The Patriot system remains the pre-eminent theater air and missile defense system and the nation's only deployed, land-based, short-to-medium range ballistic missile defense capability.
by Staff Writers
Tewksbury, MA (SPX) Apr 27, 2007
Raytheon has been awarded a $144 million contract modification by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense program.

This award represents the third of four annual options to the base contract awarded in fiscal year 2004. The contract embodies the U.S. Army's Air and Missile Defense visionary commitment for a cost-effective approach to systems enhancements and capabilities. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), prime contractor for Patriot, manages the contract.

"Patriot engineering services provide both the U.S. Army and its international partners with revolutionary improvements to the Patriot system," said Pete Franklin, vice president for National and Theater Security Programs at Raytheon IDS.

"These improvements enhance performance to counter and stay ahead of emerging threats, improve operational availability, and lower life- cycle cost. The result is a highly lethal, capable and reliable system to serve and protect the warfighter today and far into the future."

Patriot engineering services are an international cooperative effort in which foreign partners fund and benefit from systems improvements. International partners include Germany, The Netherlands, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Japan, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan, Greece, and Spain.

The Patriot system remains the pre-eminent theater air and missile defense system and the nation's only deployed, land-based, short-to-medium range ballistic missile defense capability.

To maintain combat effectiveness, the Patriot system's growth roadmap leads the U.S. Army's Air and Missile Defense transformation in becoming part of an integrated network of sensors, fire control, and command and intelligence under a composite battalion providing a layered system of protection and prosecution.

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