Lockheed Martin won a foreign military sales contract modification to install phased array tracking radar on Qatar's Patriot ballistic missile defense batteries and other upgrades.
"Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $25,361,940 modification to foreign military sales (Qatar) contract for Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept on Target (PATRIOT), Advanced Capability-3 and Missile Segment Enhancement Aft Block I redesign," the US Department of Defense said in a press release Monday.
Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; and Lufkin, Texas, with an estimated completion date of May 15, 2020, the release states.
Patriot Missile Segment Enhancement with phased array radar sharpens fire-control and target tracking for the missile battery, according to published reports. The upgrade allows Patriot systems to destroy enemy drones, aircraft and tactical ballistic missiles.
The Patriot air and missile defense system is designed to work with the Aegis integrated air defense and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THADD) weapons.