Raytheon Company is expecting to receive new orders for its Upgraded Patriot air and missile defense systems in the second half of the year, company officials said.
Raytheon is hoping for an order from Qatar for 11 fire units valued at around $2 billion. Also, an order exceeding $500 million from Kuwait that could expand further in coming years through related contracts for modernization, spares and services, according to Reuters.
Turkey is also in the loop for a large order that would be worth around $500 million initially, but could expand later.
Poland has plans to buy equipment from Germany which is to be upgraded by Raytheon, Tim Glaeser, a vice president with Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) division was quoted as saying.
The company says more than $400 million has been invested from past four years in upgrading the Patriot system.
From the year 2008, the Patriot system has undergone Guidance-Enhanced Missile – Tactical, or GEM-T upgrade (PAC-2); a track-via-missile (TVM) guidance system to the latest Patriot advanced capability (PAC-3) missile.
The new missile guidance system enables target destruction through the kinetic energy released by hitting the target head-on. Sixteen PAC-3 missiles can be loaded on a launcher, compared to four PAC-2 missiles.
In January 2013, a $755m contract for 168 PAC-3 missiles, 27 launcher modification kits and related equipment and services was placed by the U.S. Army. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in the year 2014.
Japan is set to approve its first arms export following relaxation of its self-imposed ban, a report said on Sunday. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to export a high-performance sensor to the United States, which will use it in the Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) missile defense system to be exported to Qatar, the Nikkei business daily said without citing sources
Raytheons Patriot Air and Missile Defense System test fired nine Patriot missiles during its annual Field Surveillance Program (FSP), successfully engaging inbound and outbound unmanned air breathing targets. This was the first FSP conducted with the PAC-2 missiles, using the recently launched Post Deployment Build-7 (PDB-7) software and the modernized radar with radar digital processor
Raytheon Company's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully test fired two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles at White Sands Missile Range, N.M
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has successfully completed yet another series of test firings of Raytheons Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. JASDF's Annual Service Practice was held from Sept
Raytheon Company received $71.7 million contract from the U
Israels Rafael plans to integrate the jointly funded US-Israel Stunner missile into a fourth-generation Patriot intercepting system with Raytheon, according to Defense News. The new Patriot Advanced Affordable Capability-4 (PAAC-4) system aims to integrate the new Stunner interceptor developed under Davids Sling program with Raytheons Patriot PAC-3 radars, launchers and engagement control stations
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