NSPA, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Spain mark GEM-T missile contract milestone

Source: NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), Defence Industry Europe

In January 2024, NSPA announced the award of a multinational contract for up to 1,000 PATRIOT Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) to COMLOG, a joint venture between Raytheon and MBDA.


The consolidation of requirements will enable COMLOG to expand the production capacity of GEM-T missiles in Europe, enhancing security of supply and contributing to the replenishment of Patriot missile stockpile inventories.

On 17 April 2024, the National Armaments Directors from Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Spain stood side-by-side to mark this milestone and reiterate their commitment in partnering to rebuild the defence industrial capacity in Europe.



The contract signed earlier this year includes qualification of updated components, addition of new suppliers, test equipment, and spares to support future sustainment.

Other user nations are expected to benefit from the conditions of the contract. The Agency awarded a production and delivery contract to COMLOG, a joint venture between Raytheon, an RTX business, and MBDA. To support production and delivery, COMLOG will expand the production capacity of GEM-T missiles in Europe.

GEM-T is a primary effector for the combat-proven PATRIOT air defence system, relied upon by eight European nations, for defence against cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and enemy aircraft threats.



Through this contract, NSPA enables PATRIOT user nations to take advantage of significant benefits. The consolidated multinational procurement, in the spirit of the European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI), offers economies of scale and supports the expansion of production capacity for new GEM-T missiles to meet increasing demand. The new production capacity for GEM-T missiles in Europe enhances security of supply and will contribute to the replenishment of PATRIOT missile stockpile inventories. The initiative demonstrates the strong cooperation among PATRIOT allies in alignment with the ESSI.



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