Raytheon Awarded $36 Million for Kuwait Patriot Test Equipment


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Raytheon Awarded $36 Million for Kuwait Patriot Test Equipment

TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 29, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $36.1 million Foreign Military Sales award from the U.S. Army to provide the State of Kuwait with Patriot Configuration-3 radar upgrade depot test equipment, training and related technical services.

This depot test equipment contract complements a June 2008 $148 million U.S. government order placed with Raytheon to upgrade Kuwait's Patriot system to Configuration-3.

"This depot equipment provides an imperative aspect for the State of Kuwait to maintain continuous Patriot system readiness," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "These awards for the State of Kuwait are additional indications of the continued expansion of Patriot as the cornerstone of our international partners' integrated air and missile defense systems."

Work under this contract will be done at three Raytheon centers in Massachusetts - Raytheon IDS headquarters in Tewksbury, the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, and the Surveillance and Sensors Center in Sudbury - as well as at the Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.

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.

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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Raytheon wins $523m contract to upgrade Patriot fire units for Kuwait

Raytheon has secured a $523m contract from the US Army to modernise the State of Kuwait's Patriot air and missile defence systems. Patriot is a long-range, high altitude, all-weather solution that counters threats from tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones and advanced aircraft.

In a statement, Raytheon said that the contract covers Configuration 3+ upgrades to Patriot, which are expected to provide Kuwaiti air defence systems with improved friend or foe identification and radar capabilities. The company will modernise six Patriot fire units for Kuwait under the contract.

Raytheon Integrated Air and Missile Defense vice-president Ralph Acaba said: "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.

"Patriot is the only system in the world that is combat-proven and designed to outpace the future threat through continuous evolution." Scheduled for completion in March 2022, the work under the contract will be performed in the US, Norway, Italy, Greece, the UK and Canada.

To date, Patriot has been tested more than 2,500 times by the US Army under real-world conditions. The system was recently upgraded with GaN-based AESA radar technology to increase detection range and power and enable 360° coverage, as well as common command and control functionality to allow seamless operation with other systems.

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