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Raytheon, Rafael Seek Pentagon Approval for Missile Integration

Raytheon, Rafael Seek Pentagon Approval for Missile Integration - top government contractors - best government contracting event

PAC-3 Erint MissileRaytheon and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have asked the Defense Department to approve a planned integration of a U.S.-Israel funded missile system with the Patriot interceptor in order to meet military requirements, Defense News reported Saturday.

Barbara Opall-Rome writes the potential integrated system called Patriot Advanced Affordable Capability-4 intends to incorporate the Stunner missile into Raytheon's Patriot PAC-3 radars, launchers and engagement controls.

The Stunner intercepting system has been developed under the joint David's Sling and the PAAC-4 programs and is intended to replace the Lockheed Martin-built missiles for the Army and foreign customers, according to the report.

Citing an unnamed Israeli program official, Opall-Rome reports Raytheon could serve as the prime contractor under its existing partnership with Israel's state-owned company.

Under that agreement, at least 60 percent of the Stunner missiles are slated for production in the U.S., the report says.

The Missile Defense Agency and Israel's Missile Defense Organization jointly manage David's Sling program with the goal of boosting defense capabilities against rockets and ballistic missiles, Defense News reports.

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