10 Aug '18, 5pm

Sweden locked in to buy Patriot missile defense system

WASHINGTON — Just one week after Sweden announced it was serious about buying the Raytheon-made Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. government, the country signed an agreement Aug. 8 to buy it. The Swedish government’s announcement was brief, and while it included the number of Patriot systems to be acquired, it did not state the agreed-upon price tag or delivery dates for the systems. According to a U.S. State Department notification to Congress of the possible weapons sale to Sweden , the deal includes four Patriot Configuration 3+ Modernized Fire Units — the latest variant of the system — including 100 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhancement Missile-TBM missiles and 200 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missiles for $3.2 billion. Cost is normally subject to change as negotiations unfold, so it’s unclear what the final c...

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