Raytheon wins $36 million to supply Kuwait Patriot test equipment

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 30 June 2009. Raytheon Company won a $36.1 million Foreign Military Sales award from the U.S. Army to provide the State of Kuwait with Patriot Configuration-3 radar upgrade depot test equipment, training, and related technical services. Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and systems integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

Jun 30th, 2009

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 30 June 2009. Raytheon Company won a $36.1 million Foreign Military Sales award from the U.S. Army to provide the State of Kuwait with Patriot Configuration-3 radar upgrade depot test equipment, training, and related technical services.

This depot test equipment contract complements a $148 million U.S. government order placed in June 2008 with Raytheon to upgrade Kuwait's Patriot system to Configuration-3.

"This depot equipment provides an imperative aspect for the State of Kuwait to maintain continuous Patriot system readiness," says Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "These awards for the State of Kuwait are additional indications of the continued expansion of Patriot as the cornerstone of our international partners' integrated air and missile defense systems."

Work under this contract will be done at three Raytheon centers in Massachusetts: Raytheon IDS headquarters in Tewksbury, the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, and the Surveillance and Sensors Center in Sudbury -- in addition to the Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.

Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and systems integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

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