10 Aug '18, 10am

#Sweden signs agreement with #US government for #Patriot air #defense system

The government of Sweden signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army. The agreement, formally referred to as a Letter of Offer and Acceptance, paves the way for Sweden's Patriot force to rapidly reach Initial Operational Capability. So, Sweden becomes the 16th nation to entrust lower tier air and missile defense to Raytheon's Patriot system. Patriot is the backbone of Europe's defense against ballistic and cruise missiles, advanced aircraft and drones. (Picture source: Youtube) "Sweden and 15 other countries trust our Patriot system to defend its citizens, military and sovereignty because Patriot has a proven track record of defeating ballistic missiles and a host of other aerial threats," said Wes Kremer, President of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "Patriot in Sweden will enhance Northern European security and...

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