Romania has signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon’s Patriot from the U.S. Army paving way for Romania’s Patriot force to rapidly reach Initial Operational Capacity.
A purely defensive system that is also the backbone of NATO’s defense including thirteen other nations including the U.S and European nations such as Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Patriot is defense against ballistic and cruise missiles, advanced aircraft and drones.
According to Tom Laliberty, Raytheon’s Vice President of Integrated Air and Missile Defense:
“With its newly built Patriot capability, Romania’s military will have the ability to defend Romania and its NATO allies. Patriot will also enable Romanian air defenders to train, exercise and interoperate with their U.S. and European counterparts.”
“This procurement will create jobs in both the U.S. and Romania. Raytheon is developing long-term relationships with Romanian companies to help us build and sustain Romania’s Patriot fleet.”
Romania is set to 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 in the deal.
With the sales of $24 billion and hiring 63000 employees around the world, Raytheon is a defense based technology and innovation company with a special focus in defense, civil government and cyber security solutions. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, it has a history of 95 years and provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.