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US Deploys Patriot to Slovakia

On April 8, President Biden said that the United States would deploy a Patriot missile defense system to Slovakia. According to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the Patriot will be manned by U.S. military personnel; Chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the deployment would be temporary. This deployment comes after Slovakia recently gave Ukraine an S-300...

US Deploys Patriot to Philippines for Drills

On March 29, the United States deployed a Patriot missile system to the Philippines for the first time during the annual Balikatan U.S.-Philippines joint military exercise. This deployment of a Patriot battery by land and sea marked the first amphibious deployment of a Patriot. 

US Deploys Patriot to Poland

On March 9, the United States announced it had deployed two Patriot surface-to-air missile batteries to Poland. The United States relocated the systems from the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Germany. U.S. officials described the deployment as “temporary” and “defensive.” Patriot is U.S. Army’s primary air and missile defense system

US Approves Patriot Refurbishment Sale to Taiwan

On February 7, the U.S. State Department approved a potential Patriot refurbishment package to Taiwan. The deal is estimated to cost $100 million and includes “engineering services support, designed to sustain, maintain, and improve” the Patriot air defense systems already based in Taiwan.  

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...