The US Army has awarded a contract to Raytheon Company to provide engineering services for the Patriot air and missile defence system.

Under the $152.4m contract, the company will continue to provide the latest upgrades and system capabilities through systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, and testing and logistics support for both US and international Patriot users.

Work will be carried out by Raytheon IDS at the Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Massachusetts, and at other facilities in Alabama and New Mexico.

The contract has been awarded by the US Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.