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Raytheon Awarded $1.2 Billion Contract to Provide Patriot Air Defense Systems to Germany

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Raytheon Awarded $1.2 Billion Contract to Provide Patriot Air Defense Systems to Germany

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Raytheon Awarded $1.2 Billion Contract to Provide Patriot Air Defense Systems to Germany
Raytheon Awarded $1.2 Billion Contract to Provide Patriot Air Defense Systems to Germany

Raytheon, an RTX business, was awarded a $1.2 billion contract to supply Germany with Patriot® air and missile defense systems. These systems will augment Germany’s existing air defense infrastructure with additional Patriot equipment. The scope of the contract includes the most current Patriot Configuration 3+ radars, launchers, command and control stations, associated spares, and support. Patriot is the backbone of air defense for 19 countries, including Germany, the U.S. and Ukraine. The formidable, combat-proven performance of Patriot continues to demonstrate its effectiveness against the most advanced and complex threats.

The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the primary such system used by the United States Army and several allied states. It is manufactured by the U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and derives its name from the radar component of the weapon system. The AN/MPQ-53 at the heart of the system is known as the “Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target,” which is a backronym for “Patriot”.The MIM-104 Patriot has been widely exported. Patriot was one of the first tactical systems in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to employ lethal autonomy in combat.

This contract reflects the global emphasis on advanced air and missile defense capabilities and the steadfast confidence in Patriot,” said Tom Laliberty, president of Land and Air Defense Systems at Raytheon. 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.

Raytheon, an RTX business, is a leading provider of defense solutions to help the U.S. government, our allies and partners defend their national sovereignty and ensure their security. For more than 100 years, Raytheon has developed new technologies and enhanced existing capabilities in integrated air and missile defense, smart weapons, missiles, advanced sensors and radars, offensive and defensive cybersecurity tools, interceptors, space-based systems, hypersonics and missile defense across land, air, sea and space. With more than 185,000 global employees, RTX pushes the limits of technology and science to redefine how the company connect and protect world. Through industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon – RTX are advancing aviation, engineering integrated defense systems, and developing next-generation technology solutions and manufacturing to help global customers address their most critical challenges.

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