13 Sep '17, 5pm

Sweden nearing decision on air defense system

LONDON — Sweden is believed to be very close to making a decision on an air defense system, according to a Raytheon official at DSEI, a defense conference in London, England. Sweden is holding a competition for an air defense system where the U.S. Army’s Raytheon-manufactured Patriot air-and-missile defense system and French consortium Eurosam’s SAMP/T missile defense system are going head-to-head. This is not the first time the two offerings have been pitted against one another in a European missile defense competition. They both participated in Poland’s Wisla competition. Poland is on a path to select Patriot after many years of debate on whether the selection meets all the country’s requirements. [Poland Intends To Finalize Patriot Sale Agreement by Year’s End ] Michael Tronolone, the director of Europe and NATO international business for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense S...

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