Raytheon was awarded a hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price and level-of-effort) contract for engineering services to support Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) system of systems.
The contract, worth around $ 2.3 billion, was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) located in New Jersey.
The contract includes for ongoing support of software, refresh for obsolescence to include support of systems outside the continental U.S., and partner country systems.
Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2023.
Raytheon’s Patriot is a missile defense system consisting of radars, command-and-control technology and multiple types of interceptors, all working together to detect, identify and defeat tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones, advanced aircraft and other threats.
Patriot is the foundation of integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) for 14 nations. Raytheon has built more than 220 Patriot fire units and delivered them to these nations.
Since it was first fielded, Raytheon’s Patriot has been used by five nations in more than 200 combat engagements against manned and unmanned aircraft, cruise missiles, and tactical ballistic missiles. Since January of 2015, Patriot has intercepted more than 100 ballistic missiles in combat operations around the world; more than 90 of those intercepts involved the low-cost Raytheon-made Guidance Enhanced Missile family of surface-to-air missiles (SAM).
Patriot’s architecture is flexible and designed in a manner that allows it to be continually upgraded and improved. With a few small exceptions, such as heaters and cooling fans, the bulk of the system has been modernized over the past 17 years. The on-going modernization is funded by members of the Patriot partnership – a 14-nation consortium of Patriot users which has invested significantly in improvements, enhancements and upgrades over the past 20 years.
Recently, Raytheon unveiled a prototype radar that incorporates gallium nitride, a revolutionary semi-conductor technology that will enable 360-degrees of protection.