Raytheon announced on Wednesday that the company has received two direct commercial sales contracts by the State of Qatar to provide integrated air and missile defense capability. The contracts are worth roughly $2.2 billion and include the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, final certification of the AMRAAM-Extended Range missile and an unspecified quantity of additional Patriot fire units. The combined total value is expected to be $3 billion.
“Raytheon’s integrated air and missile defense capabilities provide a combat-proven, layered approach that protects citizens, military and infrastructure from a broad spectrum of threats,” said Ralph Acaba, president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.
Qatar is the first country to procure AMRAAM-ER, the surface-to-air extended-range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM air-to-air-missile. Qatar also becomes the 11th country to procure NASAMS, a medium-range air-defense solution manufactured by Raytheon and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS. NASAMS uses the Raytheon Sentinel radar, and fires multiple interceptors, including AMRAAM-ER.
Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.