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Switzerland to Acquire Patriot Missile Defense

On June 30, Switzerland selected to purchase the Patriot air defense system for its air defense modernization effort. To satisfy its BODLUV 2020 air defense requirement, Switzerland had previously evaluated the United States’ Patriot and the Eurosam-built SAMP/T surface-to-air systems. The U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of up to five Patriot batteries to...

US Withdraws Patriots, THAAD from Middle East

On June 18, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration plans to withdraw U.S. missile defenses deployed in the Middle East. The withdrawal includes eight Patriot systems from countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The United States also plans to withdraw a THAAD battery from Saudi Arabia. The United States previously...

Sweden Receives Advanced Patriot Interceptors

In April 2021, Sweden took delivery of its first Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors. The U.S. State Department approved the up to $3.2 billion PAC-3 sale to Sweden in February 2018.  Related Links: Sweden To Receive First Delivery Of World’s Most Advanced Air Defense Missile, Lockheed MartinSweden locked in to buy...

US Withdraws Patriots From Saudi Arabia, Gulf

On April 1, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration plans to remove at least three Patriot air defense batteries from the Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia. The removal is part of U.S. plans to recalibrate its global force posture and dedicate fewer resources to the Middle East. Patriot defenses have been pulled...

Taiwan to Buy Advance Patriot Interceptors

On March 31, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense announced plans to acquire Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors. The weapons are scheduled to be delivered between 2025-2026 and deployed in 2026. Reports on the potential purchase surfaced as early as December 2020.  Related Links: Taiwan to buy new U.S. air defence...

US Tests Patriot and THAAD Missile Defense

On October 1, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced a test of the Patriot and THAAD missile defense systems at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Consisting of two launch events on February 20 and October 1, the test (FTP-27) verified the interoperability of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptor...

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to the Netherlands

On September 24, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $241 million sale of Patriot Advanced Capability‑3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors to the Netherlands. The deal comprises 34 PAC-3 MSE interceptors and other related parts, training, and equipment. The Netherlands previously took delivery of recapitalized Patriot fire units in July 2019.  Related Links:...

Romania Acquires Patriot Missiles

On September 16, Romania received its first battery of Patriot surface-to-air-missiles from the United States. In an agreement valued at roughly $4 billion, Romania will take delivery of seven Patriot batteries, including 56 PAC-2 GEM-T and 168 PAC-3 MSE interceptors. Romania is expected to receive an additional three batteries in the coming year and its...

Yemen Conflict Update: June 16-September 16

Between June 16-September 16, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported 17 Houthi missile attacks on its territory and within Yemen. CSIS data now includes 177 publicly reported intercepts. Below is a summary of recent missile and drone activity.  September 10 KSA air defenses intercept several ballistic missiles and bomb-laden UAVs targeting Saudi Arabia. The...