Raytheon to Provide Romania with Patriot Air & Missile Defense System

Raytheon has received a $395.8 million contract from the US Army for the production of Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for Romania. The contract will provide Romania with its first brand-new Patriot fire unit.

Raytheon has already ordered thousands of critical long-lead items from hundreds of suppliers, and begun production of Critical electronic components, Machined parts and Circuit card assemblies and cables for the system.

The Patriot Air and Missile Defense System is a missile defense system consisting of radars, command-and-control technology and multiple types of interceptors, all working together to detect, identify and defeat tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones, advanced aircraft and other threats. Patriot is the foundation of integrated air and missile defense for 15 nations. It is the backbone of NATO and Europe's defense against ballistic and cruise missiles, advanced aircraft and drones. 

NATO Nations with Patriot: The US, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, and Spain currently have Patriot. On Nov. 29th, 2017, Romania signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for Patriot, making it the 6th NATO member state to procure Patriot. On March 28, Poland signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for Patriot, making it the 7th NATO state to procure Patriot.

European Interest in Patriot: A congressional notification regarding a potential Patriot sale to Sweden has been completed.