Poland announces it will officially request Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System
OREANDA-NEWS. Poland's government announced it will formally request the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System from the United States government.
"Poland's formal request is an important milestone toward becoming the 6th NATO Patriot country and the 14th Patriot partner nation," said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "Raytheon will continue supporting the U.S. and Polish governments through the Foreign Military Sales process. Poland's Patriot solution provides a proven capability against the evolving threat of ballistic and cruise missiles, and advanced aircraft and drones."
During the FMS process, Raytheon will also partner with Poland's government and industry to finalize offset and industrial participation plans. Raytheon has already signed eight contracts and more than 30 letters of intent with Polish industry.
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Raytheon's Global Patriot Solutions is the most advanced portfolio of air and missile defense technologies in the world, providing comprehensive protection against a full range of advanced threats including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. Patriot is continually upgraded and enhanced to leverage the latest technology. Thirteen nations depend on Patriot as the foundation for their defense.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.