Raytheon is aiming to sign a deal worth $2 billion with Qatar by year end for the supply of Patriot missile defense systems, officials said at the Farnborough International Airshow on Tuesday.

The deal is part of a wider, $11 billion Foreign Military Sales agreement announced on Monday in Washington between the governments of Qatar and the US, which also covers 24 Apache helicopters and 500 Javelin anti-tank missiles, Agence France Presse reported.

Qatar will reportedly receive about 10 Patriot batteries to counter an increase in the perceived threat from Iran, making it the 13th user of the system. […]