Feb. 4 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co. have been awarded separate U.S. Army contracts totaling nearly $45 million for foreign customers of Patriot missile systems.
The Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3, or Patriot PAC-3, are used to defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. The PAC-3 missiles first were deployed during the Iraq conflict in 2003.
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, who developed the PAC-3, were the only ones to bid on the contracts, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Missile and Fire Control division was awarded a $25 million contract for Advanced Capability-3 and Missile Segment Enhancement for Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Germany and Republic of Korea.