Raytheon Co. received a $73 million contract from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for spares ordered under an effort to upgrade Kuwait’s and Taiwan’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems, according to a June 15 press release from the Tewksbury, Mass.-based prime contractor for the overall Patriot system and lead integrator of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

Work under the contract will be performed by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Andover, Mass. It is the fourth order the Army has placed as part of a five-year Basic Ordering Agreement for Foreign Military Sales of Patriot-system spares, according to the Raytheon release.