Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE Intercepts Missile Target In US Army’s Flight Test

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Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE Intercepts Missile Target In US Army’s Flight Test
PAC-3 MSE (Image: Lockheed Martin)

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target as part of a U.S. Army-led flight test Thursday.

"The PAC-3 MSE continues to demonstrate its reliability and hit-to-kill capability," said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "The enhancements of the MSE will provide the warfighter with the tools needed to defend against current and evolving threats."

The PAC-3 Missile is an interceptor that uses hit-to-kill technology to defend against incoming threats, including TBMs, cruise missiles and aircraft.

The PAC-3 MSE brings a larger, dual-pulse solid rocket motor, larger control fins and an upgraded support system. These enhancements nearly double the missile's reach, and dramatically improve performance against missile threats.

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