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.
The U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test demonstrated the unique Hit-to-Kill capability of the PAC-3 family of missiles, which defends against threats through body-to-body contact. The test also reconfirmed PAC-3 MSE's ability to detect, track and intercept incoming ABTs or missiles. The test was observed by representatives from the U.S. Army and a current Foreign Military Sales PAC-3 MSE customer.
"PAC-3 MSE continues to be successful against today's evolving threats, and this most recent test validates its effectiveness at extreme distances," said Jay Pitman, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Today's global security environment demands reliable solutions. We expect PAC-3 Hit-to-Kill interceptors to continue serving as an essential element in integrated, layered defense systems."
The PAC-3 CRI and MSE are high-velocity interceptors that defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. Twelve nations have procured the PAC-3 missile defense interceptor: the U.S., Germany, Kuwait, Japan, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Romania, Poland, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $282 million modification contract for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Support Centre post-production support to Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Korea. Work is expected to be completed by May 19, 2019, the US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday
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
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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
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
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles for an estimated cost of $501 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today
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