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Raytheon receives new Kuwait award

Jan. 26, 2011 at 1:02 PM

TEWKSBURRY, Mass., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Massachusetts company Raytheon will give technical assistance for Kuwait's Patriot missiles under a $20 million Foreign Military Sales contract.

The award from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the second in connection with Kuwait's Patriot arsenal

The company announced earlier this week that it was producing Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missiles -- Tactical, for Kuwait under a $145 million FMS award.

The new award, a follow-on contract, includes additional training and support for Kuwait's fielded radars, which are under contract for upgrading to Configuration-3.

"This technical assistance contract award validates the strong alliance among the Kuwait Air Defense Forces, the U.S. government and Raytheon in maintaining the readiness and effectiveness of the combat-proven Patriot system in Kuwait," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president of Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "The Configuration-3 upgrade program is a testament to our commitment to ensure that Patriot remains available for the protection of the U.S. and its allies."

Work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon at the Air Defense Force Base in Kuwait and the Integrated the company's Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass.

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