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Wes Kremer: Raytheon Could Update Germany's Patriot Missile Defense System Within a Year

Wes Kremer: Raytheon Could Update Germany's Patriot Missile Defense System Within a Year - top government contractors - best government contracting event

PatriotMissileA Raytheon official has said the company could perform updates to Germany's Patriot missile defense system within a year and for less than the estimated budget for the development of the Medium Extended Air Defense System, Reuters reported Friday.

Lockheed Martin built the MEADS system with MBDA, Andrea Shalal and Sabine Siebold write.

“They refer to us as the Plan B,” Wes Kremer, head of the integrated defense systems division at Raytheon, said of the German government in relation to the missile defense platform development work.

Kremer told Reuters that Germany would be solely responsible for all updates and modifications once the country pursues the development of the MEADS system.

Kremer made the statement a month after a team composed of Lockheed, MBDA and Leonardo-Finmeccanica submitted a final proposal to the government of Germany to bid for the MEADS program.

Sources told Reuters that Lockheed-MBDA-Leonardo team's formal proposal for the program was higher than the estimated $4.5 billion budget that the team initially submitted in September.

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