TEWKSBURY, Mass., 6 Jan. 2012. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) engineers have completed the Configuration-3 Patriot radar upgrade for the State of Kuwait, marking the first of six radar modernization deliveries due under contract to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. Work under the contract is being performed by Raytheon engineers at the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass. Raytheon is the prime contractor for domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems, as well as the system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.
"These upgrades to the latest Patriot Configuration will boost Kuwait's capability to defend itself against tactical ballistic missile attacks. They also highlight the continuing efforts by Kuwait Air Defense to maintain Patriot readiness and effectiveness to counter evolving regional threats," says Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. "We continue to modernize the Patriot system and are committed to providing our partners with increased system reliability and reduced life-cycle costs."
The Patriot air and missile defense system protects against a range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).