US to Sell Switzerland PATRIOT Missile Units Worth $2.2 billionOctober 5, 2020
Patriot missile system
The US State Department approves a possible Sale to Switzerland of five Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units for an estimated cost of $2.2 billion.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale September 30.
The Government of Switzerland requested to buy five (5) Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units, consisting of: five (5) AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets; five (5) AN/MSQ-132 Engagement Control Stations; seventeen (17) M903 Launching Stations; up to seventy (70) Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile Tactical (GEM-T) Missiles; seven (7) Antenna Mast Groups; five (5) Electrical Power Plants (EPP) III; and six (6) Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) (11) Block Upgrade Two (BU2).
The prime contractors will be Raytheon Corporation and Lockheed-Martin.
This notice of a potential sale is required by law. The description and dollar value is for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements. Actual dollar value is expected to be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.