US Approves $4 Billion Patriot Missile Sale to Romania

  • Our Bureau
  • 04:00 PM, July 12, 2017
  • 2338
US Approves $4 Billion Patriot Missile Sale to Romania
US Approves $4 Billion Patriot Missile Sale to Romania

US State Department has cleared $3.9 billion worth sale of seven Patriot missile defence systems for Romania.

The sale covers seven Patriot Configuration 3+ units, complete with radars, control station, antenna, launching stations and power plants. 

Also included are 56 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM missiles and 168 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Tuesday. 

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin will be the prime contractors. There is no timeline for when the work will be completed in the DSCA notification. 

Romania requested the Patriot systems back in April. Thirteen countries currently operate the system, with that number expected to grow.

Romania will use the Patriot missile system to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats.

The proposed sale will increase the defensive capabilities of the Romanian military to guard against aggression and shield the NATO allies who often train and operate within Romania’s borders. Romania should have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces.

Also Read

US Long-Range Patriot Missiles Deployed In Lithuania

July 11, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

Poland signs Memorandum With US To Buy Patriot Missile System

July 6, 2017 @ 09:12 AM

Lockheed Martin To Modernize Patriot Missile System For 7 Nations

June 27, 2017 @ 12:37 PM

Lockheed Martin To Provide Tracking Radar For Qatar’s PATRIOT Missiles

May 16, 2017 @ 08:33 AM

Romania To Sign $3.9B Deal For Seven US Patriot Missile Systems Next...

November 22, 2017 @ 06:35 AM

Romania Signs MoU With Raytheon For Patriot Missile Systems

October 19, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

US Approves $1.2 Billion HIMARS, Army Missile Systems Sale to Romania

August 19, 2017 @ 03:37 AM

Romania Signs Letter Of Intent For Bell AH-1Z Viper Combat Helicopters

August 9, 2017 @ 04:20 PM

Romania Approves $11.3B Spending Plans on Defense in Next Decade

August 2, 2017 @ 04:34 AM

US Likely To Deploy Patriot Anti-Missile System In Estonia

July 31, 2017 @ 04:05 PM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS