Glaeser said Raytheon expects several new countries to buy the system in coming years, in addition to the 12 already operating Patriot. Raytheon is in talks to sell Patriot systems or upgrades to Poland, Turkey, Qatar, South Korea and Kuwait, he said.
He said the company is also working with the U.S. government to see if it would approve Patriot sales to India, although he acknowledged that India had very “complex requirements” and foreign military sales sometimes took a long time to finalize.
Critics may say Patriot is an old and obsolete system, but Glaeser says, “Nothing could be further from the truth. It has a proud past and very, very bright future.”