Raytheon wins $27 million to support Taiwan Patriot Systems upgrades

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 2 Sept. 2009. Raytheon Company won $26.9 million to provide technical assistance in support of Taiwan's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The award, a modification to a technical assistance contract awarded in 2008 from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, provides additional funding for in-country support as a result of the ahead-of-schedule completion of Configuration-3 upgrades.

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 2 Sept. 2009. Raytheon Company won $26.9 million to provide technical assistance in support of Taiwan's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.

Raytheon will provide field engineers to refurbish Taiwan's Patriot equipment and will extend the services of current advisors assisting with training, operational planning, and sustainment of Patriot systems.

The award, a modification to a technical assistance contract awarded in 2008 from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, provides additional funding for in-country support as a result of the ahead-of-schedule completion of Configuration-3 upgrades.

"We're very pleased that the upgrades are happening on an accelerated timeline. This will provide Taiwan with an enhanced level of security sooner than expected," says Sanjay Kapoor, vice president, Patriot Programs, at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "Upgrades ensure that Taiwan's Patriots are capable of detecting, classifying, and engaging all known and future hostile threats, including aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles."

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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