Raytheon to Upgrade Air and Missile Defense for Kuwait
The State of Kuwait will soon be able to better protect its cities and key infrastructure against ballistic missiles, aircraft and other airborne threats. The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $523 million undefinitized contract action to upgrade the State of Kuwait's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System s to the most modern configuration currently fielded.
" Kuwait and other members of the 13-nation strong Patriot Partnership continue to invest in the system and trust Patriot to defend their citizens and militaries," said Ralph Acaba , Raytheon vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense. "Patriot is the only system in the world that is combat-proven and designed to outpace the future threat through continuous evolution."
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The Kuwaiti upgrades, known as Configuration 3+, are an example of the evolutionary approach used to upgrade Patriot. The Kuwaiti Configuration 3+ Patriots will have enhanced capability against a variety of threats, an improved Identification Friend or Foe capability and improved radar search.
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Raytheon's Global Patriot Solutions is the most advanced portfolio of air and missile defense technologies in the world, providing comprehensive protection against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. Patriot is continually upgraded and enhanced to leverage the latest technology. Thirteen nations depend on Patriot as the foundation for their defense.
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