Possible Patriot Modernized Fire Units for Sweden

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Sweden of Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units for an estimated cost of $3.2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

Possible Patriot Modernized Fire Units for Sweden 

The PAC-3 is a high-velocity interceptor (Picture source Lockheed Martin)

The Government of Sweden has requested to buy four Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units consisting of four AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, four AN/MSQ-132 engagement control stations, nine antenna mast groups, twelve M903 launching stations, one hundred Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM (GEM-T) missiles, two hundred Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, and four Electrical Power Plants (EPP) III.

Also included with this request 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 program cost is $3.2 billion.

The prime contractors will be Raytheon Corporation in Andover, Massachusetts, and Lockheed-Martin in Dallas, Texas. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress within the Baltic Sea region and across Europe.

The proposed sale of the Patriot missile system will improve Sweden’s missile defense capability. The proposed sale will support interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces. The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require approximately 24 U.S. Government and 32 contractor representatives to travel to Sweden for an extended period for equipment de-processing/fielding, system checkout, training, and technical and logistics support. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.