US State Department Approves Patriot Sale to the Netherlands

On September 5, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $105 million sale of Patriot air defense equipment and support to the Netherlands. The planned “Recapitalization” (RECAP) deal of four Dutch Patriot fire units includes “Radar Sets (RS), Radar Digital Processors (RDP), Engagement Control Stations (ECS), Information and Coordination Central (ICC), Modem Man Stations (MMS), Launching Stations, and Post Deployment Build (PDB)-8 upgrades” and other logistical support that will allow the fire units to operate at the Configuration 3+ capability.