雷神 has been awarded a $692.9 million contract for U.S. 军队 contract to produce 瑞典’s Patriot Integrated Air 和 Missile Defense System including spare parts, support
Previously announced by the U.S. Department of Defense, the contract calls for 雷神 to build 和 deliver an undisclosed quantity of Patriot fire units 和 GEM-T interceptor missiles.
“Sweden’s 爱国者采购将为瑞典和美国武装部队提供联合训练机会，并增强军事互用性，” said 雷神公司综合防空与导弹防御系统副总裁汤姆·拉里伯蒂（Tom Laliberty）’的综合防御系统业务。“爱国者不断现代化，提供 Sweden the world’最先进，能力最强的防空和导弹防御系统。”
爱国者是 Europe’s 防御先进的飞机，无人机以及弹道和巡航导弹。 Fifteen other nations depend on Patriot to protect their citizens 和 armed forces, including the U.S. 和 six other 欧洲an nations: Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Romania and Poland.
雷神’s Patriot is a missile defense system consisting of radars, command-and-control technology 和 multiple types of interceptors, all working together to detect, identify 和 defeat tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones, advanced aircraft 和 other threats.
According to the Defense 新闻, 瑞典 requested four Patriot Configuration 3+ modernized fire units that include four AN/MPQ-65 radars; four control stations; nine antenna masts; 12 M903 launching stations; 100 GEM-T missiles, or Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile Tactical Ballistic Missiles; 和 200 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement, or MSE, missiles.
The Patriot Configuration 3+ is the most modern of the Patriot missile defense systems. Built by 雷神, it includes a whole host of upgrades from the earlier configurations, including the ability to fire PAC-3 MSEs.