US-based Raytheon expects Qatar and the US government to complete a long-awaited multibillion-dollar agreement on a "significant" number of Patriot missile defence systems before the end of the year, a senior company official said.
The US State Department has approved a $1.75 billion sale to Saudi Arabia to upgrade its Patriot air defense system with PAC-3 missiles, a deal that would benefit Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co , the Pentagon said Wednesday.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order on Friday to send two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey with 400 American personnel to operate them, in a move by Nato members to bolster Turkey's defences against the threat of Syrian miss
Iran said Turkey's plans to deploy Patriot defensive missiles near its border with Syria would add to the region's problems, as fears grow of the Syrian civil war spilling across frontiers.
Turkey asked Nato for the Patrio