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Raytheon awarded $600m contract from Patriot nation

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Staff Writer | December 29, 2016
An undisclosed member of the 13 nations which owns and operates the Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System has awarded Raytheon Company a new deal.
Raytheon Patriot
Defense industry   The direct commercial sales contract
The deal is for a direct commercial sales contract worth more than $600 million to upgrade the system to the most current configuration.

"Patriot saves lives," said Ralph Acaba, Raytheon vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense.

"Our customer faces a very real, evolving threat; by upgrading Patriot, they will continue to protect their civilians, military and critical infrastructure."

The direct commercial sales contract, awarded on December 28th, will upgrade the customer's Patriot systems to the most advanced configuration available.