Qatar to Use Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System

Qatar to Use Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System

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Patriot Air and Missile Defence systemQatar: Raytheon has received a USD 2.4 billion Foreign Military Sales contract for new-production fire units of the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for the State of Qatar.

The acquisition is part of an Armed Services modernisation and recapitalisation effort announced by Qatar in March of this year. The contract includes the latest Patriot fire units featuring increased computing power and radar processing efficiency, improved man-machine interface and reduced life-cycle costs.

"As our customer base continues to grow, our global partners benefit from the shared costs for system upgrades and enhancements through Raytheon's unique Engineering Services Program. This ensures that Patriot remains at the highest level of readiness to counter current and evolving threats anywhere in the world,” said Dan Crowley, President of Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business.

Source: Raytheon