Switzerland purchases Patriot PAC3+ air defense systems
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Switzerland of 5 Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.2 billion. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Sept. 30.
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The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Switzerland of 5 Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.2 billion (Picture source: Lockheed Martin)
The Government of Switzerland requested to buy 5 Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units, consisting of: 5 AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets; 5 AN/MSQ-132 Engagement Control Stations; 17 M903 Launching Stations; up to 70 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile Tactical (GEM-T) Missiles; 7 Antenna Mast Groups; 5 Electrical Power Plants (EPP) III; and 6 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) (11) Block Upgrade Two (BU2).
Also included are communications equipment; tools and test equipment; range and test programs; support equipment to include associated vehicles; prime movers; generators; publications and technical documentation; training equipment; spare and repair parts; personnel training; Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT); U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services; Systems Integration and Checkout (SICO); field office support; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated cost is $2.2 billion.
The prime contractors will be Raytheon Corporation, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and Lockheed-Martin, Dallas, Texas. The purchaser typically requests offsets. Implementation of this proposed sale will require approximately 25 U.S. Government and 40 contractor representatives to travel to Switzerland for an extended period for equipment de-processing/fielding, system checkout, training, and technical and logistics support.