Germany's Patriot missile defense system to be upgraded by RaytheonNews
July 29, 2019
ANDOVER, Mass. Raytheon Company is upgrading Germany's Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System to the most current configuration available under a $105.5 million direct commercial sales contract from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.
The contract comes shortly after the Defense and Budget Committees of the German Federal Parliament approved the upgrade, ensuring Germany remains aligned with five other EU and NATO allies that rely on Patriot for their air and missile defense.
According to the company, benefits the countries that make up the 16-nation consortium will see include cost sharing for upgrades, enhancements to better threat divergence, and interoperability with partner nations.
Patriot has been used more than 250 times in combat to defend allied forces and civilian populations against hostile aircraft, drones, and tactical ballistic missiles.