ARMY

Raytheon nabs $17M contract to support Patriot weapon system

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has won a $17.3 million contract with the U.S. Army to support the Patriot missile system.

Raytheon IDS specializes in air and missile defense, large land- and sea-based radars and systems for managing command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, or C4I, according to the Raytheon website.

Under the contract, Raytheon will provide repair and return services in support of Patriot missile parts.

The Patriot weapon system is surface-to-air missile system that uses an advanced aerial interceptor missile and high performance radar systems.

This foreign military sales contract will support Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates, the Defense Department said.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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