In the frame of international air defence programmes, the first article inspection (FAI) of the Patriot Legacy antenna mast group (AMG)was performed and successfully completed by Raytheon, with the presence of US Government representatives, at INTRACOM defense electronics (IDE) premises in Koropi, Attica, Greece.

The AMG, a Patriot major subsystem, is a mobile antenna mast system used to establish communications between Patriot end items. Throughout the process IDE focused on significant engineering design effort to ensure the producability and the life cycle support of the legacy AMG. For the manufacturing of the AMGs, IDE has been awarded contracts worth approximately $51m.

After this successful milestone, IDE is a certified supplier of this major Patriot subsystem, which also ensures worldwide support of the legacy AMG in operational use. This approval validates IDE’s high level of engineering capabilities, commitment, readiness and professionalism, as well as adequacy and suitability of the used processes and procedures in reaching the performance requirements inherent in the design of complex defense systems. Additionally, this significant milestone also highlights the competitiveness and capabilities of the Hellenic defense industry, since a number of local companies were involved as IDE’s subcontractors in this program.