PAC-3Patriot Advanced Capability - Phase 3
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This modification is in addition to the contract awarded to Lockheed Martin on 21 December last year for PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE production and delivery worth USD944m.
The PAC-3 and the PAC-3 MSE interceptors are the most advanced, capable and reliable terminal air defense missiles in the world," Scott Arnold, Lockheed Martin's vice president of PAC-3 programs, said in a news release.
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control is the prime contractor responsible for the PAC-3 missile segment upgrade, which consists of the PAC-3 missile, missile canisters, the Fire Solution Computer (FSC) and the Enhanced Launcher Electronics System (ELES).
Kelley continued, "Our involvement in the PAC-3 program is testament to the high level of systems engineering and integration which occurs at Coleman Aerospace as well as to the true professionalism of our team.
The PAC-3 interceptor successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a Patriot-as-a-Target (PAAT), which is a legacy Patriot missile modified to represent a tactical ballistic missile common in today s operational environment.
A second developmental test milestone was achieved when the PAC-3 Missile intercepted and destroyed an aircraft target, a remotely piloted F-4 with an on-board radar jamming device.
The PAC-3 missile is a high velocity, hit-to-kill, next generation PATRIOT interceptor that provides enhanced defense against advanced theater ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and hostile aircraft.
Army and are confident the men and women of the armed forces can count on the PAC-3 MSE when it matters most, said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
The PAC-3 missile and its ground-based fire control computer are being developed for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) for use by U.
The PAC-3 MSE s revolutionary two-pulse solid rocket motor provides increased performance in both altitude and range while employing the same proven hit-to-kill technology that the PAC-3 Missile uniquely brings to the Patriot system.