US firm Raytheon contracted to develop Taiwan’s Patriot missile systems

A 5 year contract of US$9 million for unspecified modifications to Patriot platforms granted to Raytheon

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/04/08
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Patriot Missile Defense System launch (Photo from Raytheon)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. weapons manufacturer, Raytheon, has been granted a US$9 million contract to develop and upgrade Taiwan’s Patriot missile defense system over the next five years.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced last week that Raytheon Southeast Asia Systems was awarded the Foreign Military Sales contract to support the development of the air defense missile platform to safeguard the island country.

Bids to develop the Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) air defense missile systems were submitted through the internet, with a total of five bids received. Further details of the contract and system modifications have not been released.

The project is expected to be completed by April 3, 2024.    [FULL  STORY]

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