U.S. company Raytheon has won a $692.9 million U.S. Army contract to produce Sweden's Patriot™ Integrated Air and Missile Defense System including spare parts, support and training.
Previously announced by the Department of Defense, the contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver an undisclosed quantity of Patriot fire units and GEM-T interceptor missiles.
"Sweden's Patriot procurement will provide joint training opportunities for the Swedish and U.S. armed forces, and enhance military interoperability," said Tom Laliberty, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business. "Patriot is continually modernized, providing Sweden the world's most advanced and capable air and missile defense system."
Patriot is the backbone of Europe's defense against advanced aircraft, drones, and ballistic and cruise missiles. Fifteen other nations depend on Patriot to protect their citizens and armed forces, including the U.S. and six other European nations: Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Romania and Poland.
The 16 Patriot Nations are:
- United States of America
- The Netherlands
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Republic of Korea
- United Arab Emirates
According to the semi-official information, negotiations on procurement of undisclosed anti-aircraft defense systems in the United States are also conducted by Ukraine.