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Raytheon Technologies Win $1.2 Billion Contract to Provide Patriot Air Defense System to Switzerland

Our Bureau - : Apr 11, 2023 - : 3:25 am

Raytheon Technologies was recently awarded a $1.2 billion foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army to provide Switzerland with the Patriot air defense system.

With the sale, Switzerland becomes the 18th global Patriot partner and the eighth European country to choose the system as the backbone of their air defense.

The contract includes five Patriot fire units and a quantity of Guidance Enhanced Missiles, known as GEM-T. The missile is proven to defeat tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and enemy aircraft.

“Designed specifically to counter today’s threats, Patriot is the proven, reliable ground-based air defense capability for the U.S. Army and now 17 international countries,” said Tom Laliberty, president of Land Warfare & Air Defense at Raytheon. “Switzerland now joins this Global Patriot user community and will benefit from unparalleled commonality, cooperation, experience and cost sharing over the weapon system’s life cycle.”

The Patriot offer for Switzerland includes projects for local industry participation.


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