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VINCORION Wins $67 Million Contract for Patriot Maintenance in the United States

VINCORION LLC, the US subsidiary of the German company VINCORION, has been awarded two major contracts by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) of the US Army worth up to $67 million.

El Paso, Texas. VINCORION LLC, the US subsidiary of German technology company VINCORION, has signed major five-year framework agreements worth up to $33 million each with the US Army’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The contracts cover the maintenance of the Patriot missile defense system’s generator systems to guarantee their operational readiness.

The Patriot system is a globally recognized, state-of-the-art air defense system that plays an important role in defense against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and aircraft. The system serves as a key pillar of air defense for the United States, Germany, and NATO.

VINCORION Reaches Important Milestones

The technology company VINCORION is a leading supplier of components for complex defense systems. It can look back on more than thirty years of experience as a supplier for the Patriot system and has received several awards for its outstanding performance during this time.

“We are extremely proud of the fact that the US Army has once again placed its confidence in us and selected our company to supply components for the maintenance of its Patriot systems,” said Thomas Gathmann, President of Vincorion LLC, in El Paso. “These contracts represent an important milestone for VINCORION and confirm our position as a leading supplier of reliable power supply components for defense systems.”

VINCORION Contributing to the Safety and Security of the USA and Its Allies

“The Patriot systems play a crucial role in protecting the population and critical infrastructures,” noted Sascha Brüning, Vice President Business Development at VINCORION. “Through our maintenance services, we are making an important contribution to the operational readiness of these defense systems and therefore to the safety and security of the USA and its allies.”

“The spare parts contract with the US Army is further proof of VINCORION’s expertise, hard work, and dedication,” said Gathmann. “As a subsidiary in the United States, we are ideally positioned to continue playing an important role in maintaining the operational readiness of Patriot systems and other complex defense systems in the future.”

The graphic shows the power supply of the Patriot with the launcher and the command unit including the radar.


Design of the Patriot Power Supply

Three different power systems are used to supply electricity to Patriot in the field. A generator with an output of 15 kW is used for the launcher, i.e., the unit that carries the Patriot missiles together with the launching device. The command post also has its own power supply with an output of 30 kW.

The heart of the system, however, is the radar and firing control station (known as the “engagement control station”). The largest power system, the “electric power plant,” is used to power this part of the Patriot system. Each EPP is designed with redundancy for maximum reliability and has a capacity of 2x 150 kW as well as load distribution and cabling to the Patriot systems being powered.


Florian Hanauer
VINCORION Advanced Systems
Feldstraße 155
22880 Wedel
Tel. 04103 60 – 2250
Mail: florian.hanauer@vincorion.com



VINCORION LLC is a subsidiary of the technology company VINCORION, a leading provider of power solutions and maintenance services for complex defense systems. The company specializes in innovative power systems for safety-critical applications, including generators, electric motors and drives, gensets, power electronics, and hybrid power systems. As a partner to the aviation, security, defense, and rail industries, VINCORION develops and manufactures solutions tailored to its customers’ specific requirements on the basis of an in-depth dialogue. A high-performance customer support team provides assistance and service to users of the company’s own products and those from third parties throughout their entire product life cycle. With approximately 800 employees at locations in Germany and the United States, VINCORION generated roughly 163 million euros in revenue in 2023.

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