The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Technologies a $1.2 billion contract to provide a Patriot air defense system to Switzerland.
The Defense Department announced in a March 28 contract notice that $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2023 foreign military sales were obligated at the time of the award.
The contract is for five Patriot fire units and Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T), which are designed to defeat tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and enemy aircraft, according to a Raytheon press release.
The offer includes projects for “local industry participation” in Switzerland, and Raytheon will work with Swiss companies to deliver the system “to meet Switzerland’s air defense needs and safeguard its sovereignty,” according to the company.
Switzerland will become the 18th nation to use the Patriot, according to Raytheon.