The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded $27 million to Raytheon. The contract calls for Raytheon to provide technical support to Taiwan’s Patriot air and missile defense system. This will be accomplished through field engineers who will work to refurbish equipment and will also provide other advisory services.
Sanjay Kapoor, vice president, Patriot Programs, at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems said, “We’re very pleased that the upgrades are happening on an accelerated timeline. This will provide Taiwan with an enhanced level of security sooner than expected…Upgrades ensure that Taiwan’s Patriots are fully capable of detecting, classifying and engaging all known and future hostile threats including aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.”