Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has been awarded a $20.5 million Foreign Military Sales contract for spares to support planned Patriot Configuration-3 system upgrades for the State of Kuwait.
This sole source, not-to-exceed contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile
Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., calls for essential parts to support the
sustainment of Configuration-3 radar systems to ensure continued mission
performance. Configuration-3 radar enhancements include improved detection of small
targets in a cluttered environment, enhanced capabilities to discriminate and
identify tactical ballistic missile warheads, and an expanded area of defense with
improved remote launch capabilities.
"By upgrading to Configuration-3, Kuwait will have the latest Patriot technology to
ensure mission readiness," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs
at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "These enhancements bring a robust and
proven capability to Kuwait's air and missile defense units and their ability to
counter current and evolving threats."
Work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon IDS at the Integrated Air
Defense Center in Andover, Mass.
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
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration
providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic
customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and
the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation
leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets
throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon
provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other
capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications
and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With
headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
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