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Lockheed Martin, Romania Sign Agreement for Patriot PAC-3 MSE

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Lockheed Martin, Romania Sign Agreement for PAC-3 MSE Missile

WASHINGTON,
Nov. 30, 2017


Lockheed Martin participated in a signing ceremony with U.S. and Romanian officials formalizing an agreement for Romania to purchase the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related support equipment. Romania becomes the third international customer for the PAC-3 MSE.

"We're honored to partner with Romania on their efforts to protect and defend their armed forces, citizens and infrastructure," said Scott Arnold, vice president and deputy of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Today's global security environment demands reliable solutions. We expect PAC-3 MSE interceptors to continue serving as an integral layer of defense."

The PAC-3 MSE missile continues to receive strong interest from Poland, Germany and Sweden. Partner nations in the Middle East have also expressed an interest in enhancing their missile defense capabilities with the PAC-3 MSE.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 MSE upgrade to the Patriot air defense system. The upgraded PAC-3 MSE expands the lethal battlespace with a dual-pulse solid rocket motor, providing increased performance in altitude and range. PAC-3 MSE is a high-velocity interceptor that defends against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. The missile uses Hit-to-Kill technology to intercept threats.

As a world leader in systems integration and development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, Lockheed Martin delivers high-quality missile defense solutions that protect citizens, critical assets and deployed forces from current and future threats. The company's experience spans missile design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, radar and signal processing, as well as threat-representative targets for missile defense tests.

http://news.lockheedmartin.com/2017-11-30-Lockheed-Martin-Romania-Sign-Agreement-for-PAC-3-MSE-Missile
 

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It’s official: Romania signs deal to buy US missile defense system
By: Jen Judson

WASHINGTON — Romania announced it wanted to buy Raytheon-made Patriot air and missile defense systems from the U.S. government in April and has been on the fast track to getting those systems, signing an agreement to make the purchase Wednesday.
Romania signed a letter of offer and acceptance, which, according to Raytheon, “paves the way for Romania’s Patriot force to rapidly reach Initial Operational Capability, and sets the stage for the U.S. government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon.”
Romania will be the 14th Patriot customer worldwide.

According to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency notification of the possible sale to Romania, the country wants seven Patriot Configuration 3+ units, complete with radars, a control station, antennas, launching stations and power plants. Also included are 56 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile TBM (GEM-T) missiles and 168 Patriot Advanced Capability — 3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles.

The sale, according to the notice, could be worth up to $3.9 billion.

The procurement of the Patriot system will contribute to Romania meeting its NATO commitment of spending at least 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense. While in Romania in July for the U.S. Army’s major military exercise Saber Guardian, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the U.S. Army Europe commander, said he expected Romania would meet its NATO commitment for the first time this year.
“This procurement will create jobs in both the U.S. and Romania,” Tom Laliberty, Raytheon’s vice president of integrated air and missile defense, said in a statement Wednesday. “Raytheon is developing long-term relationships with Romanian companies to help us build and sustain Romania’s Patriot fleet.”

Poland is slated to become another customer of Patriot. The U.S. State Department cleared a potential $10.5 billion sale for four Patriot air-and-missile defense systems to the country on Nov. 17. Poland’s deal is more complicated because it wants a command and control system that is still in development with the U.S. Army, which also makes the systems more expensive due to the unique customization.

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2017/11/30/its-official-romania-signs-deal-to-buy-us-missile-defense-system/
 

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Is the US planning to evacuate the European continent? Why everyone suddenly becomes interested in acquiring the patriot air defense! On a side note, do Germany and France make their own defense system? I know france does manufacture short range air defense system but not sure about Germany. By the way the patriot is considered a short range air defense system unlike the THAAD.
 

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