By Ms. (AMC)May 13, 2010
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The 47th U.S./German PATRIOT Program Management Review meeting was held April 27-29 in Hamburg, Germany.
Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command's Security Assistance Management Directorate, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement, the Lower Tier Project Office, German Air Force Weapons Systems Command, Raytheon, and ITT-CAS were in attendance.
The meeting included an overview of the German PATRIOT Program. Most items on the program time line were complete, including the procurement of PAC-3 missiles and the building of a complete operating facility in Korea by Germany.
Roland DAfAPring, Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement, presented a status update on the transfer of German Fire Units to Korea; and Michael Kowski, Germany Patriot Office, gave a summary of the FMS Working Group held in Huntsville, Ala., March 4.
Other items addressed included communications upgrades, obsolescence alleviation work on the PATRIOT radar set, future support for Configuration 2 and Configuration 3 customers, the status of software builds and hardware changes, and an update on Tactical Command Systems.
The next two program reviews are scheduled for October 18-19 and April 26-28 (tentatively). Both meetings will be held in Huntsville, Ala.
At the close of the meeting, three retiring attendees were recognized for their years of valued service: June Bolen, AMCOM-SAMD, Lt. Col. Franz-Helmut Wagner, GAF Weapon Systems Command and William Dibble, Raytheon.