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Patriot air defence manufacturer promises to supply additional systems to Ukraine

Monday, 12 June 2023, 11:31

Raytheon Technologies, a manufacturer of Patriot air defence systems, plans to significantly increase production volumes.

Source: Greg Hayes, CEO of the company, as reported by European Pravda and The Wall Street Journal

Details: He said the company plans to increase production to 12 systems per year.

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In addition, as Hayes noted, Raytheon Technologies plans to supply Ukraine with five more systems by the end of next year.

Quote: "We have been very surprised at its effectiveness," said Hayes about Patriot.

Background: The latest US military aid package included additional ammunition for Patriot air defence systems.

On 1 June, after arriving at the European Political Community summit in Moldova, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for the creation of a Patriot coalition. This initiative was supported by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

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