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Lockheed Demonstrates Updated PAC-3 Missile Interceptors

Lockheed Demonstrates Updated PAC-3 Missile Interceptors - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin has tested hardware and software updates of a PAC-3 missile interceptor at White Sands Missile Range in preparation for future production and in support of activities to ensure it meets requirements to address increasing threats.

The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor disrupted a ballistic missile target during the test, demonstrating the performance of updates Lockheed plans to apply over the next year, the company said Monday.

Another test exhibited sustained performance of the existing PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative interceptor. A pair of CRI systems detected, tracked and blocked targets in alignment with the U.S. Army’s Field Surveillance Program.

PAC-3 MSE will undergo its first flight test under Army FSP later in 2021.

Lockheed designed PAC-3 to intercept cruise and ballistic missile threats, as well as enemy aircraft, via a hit-to-kill approach. PAC-3 engages threats in direct contact to deliver more kinetic energy.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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