The US State Department has approved a potential foreign military sale for Patriot air-defense systems, as well as supporting equipment and training to the Romanian military. The potential sale of seven Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units, which include seven radar sets, 28 launching stations, and over 200 types of missiles (among other equipment), was made public by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency earlier this week. Congress was notified of the possible sale, which is worth $3.9 billion in total. In order to implement the proposed deal, dozens of US government and contractor representatives will need to travel to Romania. The prime contractors will be Raytheon Corporation (Massachusetts), and Lockheed-Martin (Texas), according to the announcement. The request for the weapons and equipment came from the government of Romania, who also requested for support, communications and training equipment for the units, as well as for spare and repair parts and personnel training.
Written by: The War Files