Raytheon Company has been awarded a $20.5 million foreign Military sales contract for spares to support planned Patriot Configuration-3 system upgrades for Kuwait.This sole source, not-to-exceed contract from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command, calls for essential parts to support the sustainment of Configuration-3 radar systems to ensure continued mission performance.
Configuration-3 radar enhancements include improved detection of small targets in a cluttered environment, enhanced capabilities to discriminate and identify tactical ballistic missile warheads, and an expanded area of defense with improved remote launch capabilities.
'By upgrading to Configuration-3, Kuwait will have the latest Patriot technology to ensure mission readiness,' said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). 'These enhancements bring a robust and proven capability to Kuwait's air and missile defense units and their ability to counter current and evolving threats.'
Work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon IDS at the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Massachusetts.