Company “Will Meet Romania’s Fielding Schedule”
Raytheon received a contract from the US Army, valued at $395.8 million, for production of Romania’s PATRIOT Air and Missile Defence System.
Romania is the 6th NATO member state to procure PATRIOT (after the US, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Spain), having signed a letter of offer and acceptance in November 2017. PATRIOT forms the backbone of NATO and Europe’s defence against ballistic and cruise missiles as well as airborne threats including aircraft and unmanned systems.
Raytheon has already ordered thousands of critical long lead items for the contract from hundreds of suppliers and has already begun production of critical electronic components, circuit card assembles and cables as well as machined parts. “We are using what we have learned in building 220 fire units and to meet Romania’s PATRIOT fielding schedule,” commented the company’s Vice President of Integrated Air and Missile Defence, Tom Laliberty.