20 Apr '17, 5pm

Romania wants Patriot air-and-missile defense systems

WASHINGTON — Romania has requested to buy Patriot air-and-missile defense systems from the U.S. government, but details are scant. “Romania has announced their intent to enhance their defensive capability by procuring Patriot,” Raytheon confirmed in a statement sent to Defense News. “Raytheon has a longstanding relationship with Romania, and will work closely with the U.S. and Romanian governments to ensure this NATO partner achieves it defense objectives,” the company said. According to a Reuters report Thursday, the Patriot systems would be part of an integrated air defense system that includes six F-16 fighter jets Romania recently procured. The acquisitions this year could put the country in compliance with the NATO defense spending standard of 2 percent of gross domestic product. Romania did not reach that goal in 2016. Romania has been a member of NATO since 2004, an...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/articles/romania-wants-patriot...

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