Raytheon Wins Another PATRIOT Contract

by: Matthew Potter
May 7, 2009

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Raytheon the maker of the radar for the PATRIOT air and missile defense missile system as well as being the overall system integrator was awarded another support contract today by the U.S. Army’s PEO(Missile). This contract is for about $115 million to upgrade radars for four PATRIOT systems.

Raytheon has been the prime contractor for the system since its inception. With the current PAC-3 version Lockheed Martin makes the interceptor, but for the original and PAC-2 Raytheon was the source for the missile as well as the radar. PATRIOT remains the primary ground based system for the Army to protect against air and missile threats. The system has slowly been upgraded since 1990 on to deal with more advanced missiles.

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