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Letter of Acceptance from the U.S. government regarding the acquisition of the PATRIOT missile system


The Minister of National Defence received on November 1st the Letter of Acceptance from the U.S. government regarding the acquisition of the mobile long-range surface-to-air PATRIOT missile system.

The system that will equip the Air Defence Staff and the Land Forces Staff is one of seven planned to be bought for a total of $3.9 billion USD before VAT .

The Letter of Acceptance was received for an acquisition estimated at $764.8 million before VAT by the end of this year, after the Parliament approves the draft law regarding this capability.

Equipping the Romanian Armed Forces with long-range missile systems is a strategic requirement that has to be met as quickly as possible. Romania will use the surface-to-air PATRIOT missile system to enhance self-defence and to deter regional threats.

The 3+ configuration acquired by Romania is the most modern type on the market in terms of the hardware and software configuration of the ground equipment of the missiles.

By the end of the year, Romania will become one of the six NATO nations that meets its pledge to allot two percent of the GDP to defence.

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