Raytheon to continue Patriot 'Pure Fleet' upgrades

Aug. 18, 2008
TEWKSBURY, Mass., 18 Aug. 2008. Raytheon won a $34.4 million U.S. Army contract continuing Patriot "Pure Fleet" modernization.

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 18 Aug. 2008.Raytheon won a $34.4 million U.S. Army contract continuing Patriot "Pure Fleet" modernization.

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command contract for additional upgrades is part of a $310 million "Pure Fleet" contract awarded to
Raytheon in December 2007. It enables the continuation of upgrading Army Patriot equipment to state-of-the-art Patriot Configuration 3 status.

"Upgrading Patriot fire units from Configuration 2 to Configuration 3 enhances the system's capabilities to meet current and emerging threats," says Sanjay Kapoor, vice president of Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "The U.S. Army's upgrade to Configuration 3 is leading the way as many of our international Patriot partners around the globe are similarly upgrading the Patriot system as a key component in their air and missile defenses."

The add-on contract calls for Raytheon to provide hardware upgrades to Patriot radars, engagement control stations, and launchers as well as enhanced logistics capability through support to a common configuration. Engineers at Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Center, in Andover, Mass., will complete the work.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is the prime contractor for the Patriot system and the system integrator for the system that includes both the PAC-3 missile and the Guidance Enhanced Missile-T. As the system integrator, Raytheon IDS ensures that all Patriot system components provide the warfighter a reliable and lethal capability to defeat the threats in current and future combat environments.

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