Raytheon [RTN] won a $225 million contract in direct commercial sales for additional capacity of Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense Systems from an undisclosed member of the 13-country group that owns Patriot systems, the company said Monday.
The company highlighted the contract was originally awarded on Oct. 19, less than 45 days after Poland officials requested the Patriot system from the U.S. government. At that time the Netherlands also awarded Raytheon a contract to start upgrading its Patriot systems.
“That added capability will strengthen our customer’s protection against the evolving threats of tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and enemy aircraft,” Ralph Acaba, vice president of integrated air and missile defense at Raytheon, said in a statement.
The Patriot system is currently operated by Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.