Raytheon wins up to $3.3 billion to deliver Patriot capabilities to UAE

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 20 Dec. 2008. Raytheon Company won an order not to exceed $3.3 billion to provide advanced Patriot air and missile defense capability, whole life support, and training for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Dec 20th, 2008

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 20 Dec. 2008.Raytheon Company won an order not to exceed $3.3 billion to provide advanced Patriot air and missile defense capability, whole life support, and training for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Raytheon and teammate Lockheed Martin have worked with the U.S. and UAE governments during the past year to develop this agreement. The U.S. government approved the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of Patriot Config-3 capabilities, including Patriot GEM-T and Lockheed PAC-3 missiles.

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., issued an order to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) on Dec. 17, 2008.

"Patriot's advanced technology provides significant benefits in system capability, reliability, sustainability and affordability to U.S. and allied forces around the world," says Raytheon IDS President Daniel L. Smith. "With this order, the UAE joins 11 other countries that rely upon Patriot to provide a key element of their national defense."

Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor, both domestic and international, for the Patriot air and missile defense weapon capability and the system integrator for the Config-3 system. Work supporting this order will be performed at the Raytheon Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass.

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