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Lockheed Martin gets $58 million Patriot missile contract modification

Foreign military sale contract modification goes toward Qatari and Saudi Patriot missile systems.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Lockheed Martin gets $58 million Patriot missile contract modification
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded $58 million foreign military sales contract modification to enhance Qatari and Saudi Patriot missile systems. A Patriot missile system is shown here at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in 2015. U.S. Air Force photo

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded $58 million foreign military sales contract modification to enhance Qatari and Saudi Patriot missile systems.

The U.S. Army contract modification will go toward a modification of the Patriot system missile segment enhancement software.

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Work will be performed in Texas and has an estimated completion date of June 2019.

Fielded by the U.S. Army, the Patriot air and missile defense system is fielded by American and allied forces.

It contributes to an entire system's situational awareness by transmitting precision cueing data to other theater elements while simultaneously protecting against short-range ballistic missile, large-caliber rockets and air-breathing threats.

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