Raytheon awarded contract to support Qatari Patriot Air Defense Systems

Raytheon was awarded a foreign military sales (FMS) contract, valued at around $150 million, to support the Qatari Patriot Air Defense Systems.

The contract includes technical expertise and assistance in the training, planning, fielding, deployment, operation, maintenance management, configuration management, logistics support, installation and sustainment of the Patriot Air Defense Systems and associated equipment.

The hybrid contract, valued at around $150 million, was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) located in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales funds for the amount were obligated at the time of the award.

Work will be performed in Doha, Qatar, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2022.

About MIM-104 Patriot:

MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system manufactured by Raytheon and derives its name from the radar component of the weapon system.

The AN/MPQ-53 at the heart of the system is known as the “Phased array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target” which is a backronym for PATRIOT.

The Patriot System is the U.S. Army’s primary High to Medium and medium tactical Air Defense system. In addition to these roles, Patriot has been given the function of the U.S. Army’s anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system, which is now Patriot’s primary mission. The system is expected to stay fielded until at least 2040.

Patriot uses an advanced aerial interceptor missile and high-performance radar systems.

Patriot systems are currently deployed in Republic of China (Taiwan), Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Spain.

The Patriot system gained notoriety during the Persian Gulf War of 1991 with the claimed engagement of over 40 Iraqi Scud missiles.

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