U.S. Army awards Raytheon $1.5 billion Patriot contract

TEWKSBURY, Mass. U.S. Army officials selected Raytheon to deliver to the government of Poland the Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System including spare parts, support, and training. The contract is worth $1.5 billion and calls for the company to build and deliver four Patriot fire units.

The initial U.S. and Polish agreement was formalized in March 2018. The contract is for Phase I of "WISLA," Poland's two-phase medium-range Integrated Air and Missile Defense procurement. Under Phase II, Poland has the potential to acquire additional Patriot fire units and has expressed interest in gallium nitride-based 360-degree active electronically scanning array radars, and SkyCeptor, a low-cost interceptor missile.

The Patriot 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.