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Spain to strengthen air defence with additional PATRIOT system fire units

By Defence Industry Europe

The U.S. State Department has given the green light for a potential Foreign Military Sale to Spain, granting approval for the purchase of modernized fire units of the PATRIOT Configuration-3+ air and missile defence system, along with related equipment.

 

The estimated cost of this acquisition is approximately USD 2.8 billion, as announced by the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in a press release.

Spain’s intention is to procure four fire units of the advanced PATRIOT Configuration-3+ air and missile defence system. The proposed sale includes a comprehensive package comprising fifty-one PAC-3 MSE air defence missiles, twenty-four M903 launchers, four AN/MPQ-65 radars, four AN/MSQ-132 control stations, and an extensive array of additional equipment.

 

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“The PATRIOT missile system, if acquired, will significantly enhance Spain’s missile defence capabilities, bolster the overall defensive capabilities of its armed forces, and align with its objectives of strengthening national and territorial defense while enhancing interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces. Spain plans to deploy the PATRIOT system to safeguard its territorial integrity and contribute to regional stability,” DSCA said in a statement.

 

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