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Raytheon upgrades Patriot radar in Kuwait

Jan. 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM   |   Comments

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The first of six radar upgrades for U.S. Patriot missile systems operated by Kuwait has been completed by Raytheon at its Integrated Air Defense Center.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and the configuration-3 upgrade for Kuwait's systems is being performed under a contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command.

"These upgrades to the latest Patriot Configuration will boost Kuwait's capability to defend itself against tactical ballistic missile attacks," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business.

"They also highlight the continuing efforts by Kuwait Air Defense to maintain Patriot readiness and effectiveness to counter evolving regional threats.

"We continue to modernize the Patriot system and are committed to providing our partners with increased system reliability and reduced life-cycle costs."

Raytheon didn't disclose a timeline for completion of the remaining five radar upgrades.

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