Romania government officials enter negotiations to purchase the Patriot system

BUCHAREST, Romania. Romania government officials signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to purchase Raytheon's Patriot from the U.S. Army. The agreement paves the way for Romania's Patriot force to reach Initial Operational Capability, and sets the stage for the U.S. government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon.

Raytheon’s Patriot Solutions is a missile defense system consisting of radars, command-and-control technology and multiple types of interceptors, all working together to detect, identify and defeat tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones, advanced aircraft and other threats. Patriot is the foundation of integrated air and missile defense for 13 nations.

"With its newly built Patriot capability, Romania's military will have the ability to defend Romania and its NATO allies," says Tom Laliberty, Raytheon vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense. "Patriot will also enable Romanian air defenders to train, exercise and interoperate with their U.S. and European counterparts."

Romania will receive the Patriot Configuration 3+, the most advanced configuration available, as well as an undisclosed quantity of GEM-T and PAC-3 MSE interceptor missiles. These interceptors will enable Romania's military to defeat current and emerging threats.

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