Lockheed Martin was awarded a $945 million modification contract for the initial Fiscal 2018 PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) production option exercise, including 54 US Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, 24 Qatar MSE missiles, 130 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) missiles and associated ground support equipment.
Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2021, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday.
The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) is a high velocity, hit-to-kill, surface-to-air missile capable of intercepting and destroying Tactical Ballistic Missiles (TBM) and air-breathing threats. The PAC-3 MSE is the follow-on variant of the PAC-3 missile. The PAC-3 MSEs improved capability is achieved through a higher performance solid rocket motor, modified lethality enhancer, more responsive control surfaces, upgraded guidance software, and insensitive munitions improvements.
The PAC-3 MSE employs kinetic energy to destroy targets through a hit-to-kill capability and provides the range, accuracy, and lethality to effectively defend against TBMs armed with weapons of mass destruction as well as providing expanded battlespace performance against complex threats. The PAC-3 MSE is being integrated into the Patriot system requiring minor modifications to the launching station and using currently fielded system software, Post Deployment Build (PDB)-7.
Poland, Germany and Sweden have shown interest in Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, Lockheed Martin has said. The PAC-3 MSE missile continues to receive strong interest from Poland, Germany and Sweden
Four Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) and one PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors successfully neutralized four tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a complex test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The PAC-3 MSE intercept fulfills a requirement that supports a full-rate production decision for the MSE missile
A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target on Saturday in the first-ever MSE test from a remote launcher. As part of a U
Japan on Tuesday moved surface-to-air interceptors on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera was quoted as saying by AP that Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor unit was deployed at the Hakodate base on southern Hokkaido "as a precaution" as part of government preparations for a possible emergency
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Forces has conducted Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) deployment training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 29, 2017
A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted an Air-Breathing Threat (ABT) in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on Thursday. The test marked the furthest distance a PAC-3 MSE missile has intercepted an ABT, which represents fixed-wing aircraft or cruise missiles
Lockheed Martin has won $530 million in two separate contracts for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 cost reduction initiative and other enhancements to Saudi Arabia and Romania. Lockheed Martin is awarded $279 million modification contract to increase fiscal 2018 PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 production contract to include Cost-Reduction Initiative missiles and associated ground support equipment to Saudi Arabia, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday
Poland today formalized an agreement to purchase Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related support equipment. "We're honored to partner with Poland in support of the WISŁA Air and Missile Defense system to protect and defend their armed forces, citizens and infrastructure
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of equipment and support to upgrade the Qatari Emiri Air Forces (QEAF) Air Operation Center (AOC) for an estimated cost of $197 million. The purchase is meant to enhance the performance of integrated air defense planning and provide US-Qatari systems interoperability
The Saudi Arabian Army has invited women to apply for soldiers' jobs listing 12 criteria that much be met by the applicants. While specifying the locations where the jobs would be offered, the invitation to apply does not state whether the jobs would be in combat or non-combat positions
The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defense capabilities under a $524 million contract modification for production and delivery of Lockheed Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors. This modification is in addition to the $944 million contract awarded on Dec
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