XXXV, No 23, 11/12/2017
“My government is stupid” – Romania’s Patriot contract ignites a firestorm
Romania’s agreement to purchase Raytheon’s Patriot air and missile defence system has angered the country’s defence community. Although a statement issued by Raytheon suggests otherwise, the agreement makes no reference to domestic industrial participation. In calm and measured insults, the Executive Director of the Romanian Defence Trade Association accused his government of being “stupid,” and Raytheon and other American companies of lacking vision for the future.