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2020-04-01

Raytheon to Provide Patriot for Bahrain

The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company a US$551 million contract to begin production of the combat-proven Patriot air and missile defence system for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
 
Raytheon’s Patriot is one of the most advanced tactical air and missile defence systems in the world, providing protection against a range of threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. 
 
Since it was first fielded, Raytheon’s Patriot has been used by five nations in more than 250 combat engagements against manned and unmanned aircraft, cruise missiles, and tactical ballistic missiles. Since January of 2015, Patriot has intercepted more than 150 ballistic missiles in combat operations around the world; more than 90 of those intercepts involved the low-cost Raytheon-made Guidance Enhanced Missile family of surface-to-air missiles.
 
Those engagements were possible because Patriot is built on a foundation of more than 3,000 ground tests and over 1,400 flight tests.
Every time Patriot is tested or live fired, engineers uncover new ways to further improve or enhance the system. The improvements are necessary because the threat is constantly changing and becoming more sophisticated. 
 
The result of the improvements and enhancements is that today’s Patriot is advanced and capable of defeating the full spectrum of threats. Moreover, its architecture is flexible and designed in a manner that allows it to be continually upgraded and improved.
 

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