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|Raytheon Awarded $20 Million for Patriot Technical Assistance for State of Kuwait|
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $20 million Foreign Military Sales technical assistance contract to support operational capability of Kuwait's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., issued this follow-on contract to continue providing additional training and support for Kuwait's fielded radars, which are currently under contract to be upgraded to Configuration-3.
"This technical assistance contract award validates the strong alliance among the Kuwait Air Defense Forces, the U.S. government and Raytheon in maintaining the readiness and effectiveness of the combat-proven Patriot system in Kuwait," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president of Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "The Configuration-3 upgrade program is a testament to our commitment to ensure that Patriot remains available for the protection of the U.S. and its allies."
Work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon IDS at the Air Defense Force Base in Kuwait and the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass.
Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and is the system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.
Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.
SOURCE Raytheon Company