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  • Lockheed Reaches Production Milestone on PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Reaches Production Milestone on PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Program

    Lockheed Martin has produced the 1,000th unit of a modern missile interceptor following efforts to meet government demands for advanced air defense missiles. The company said Wednesday it ramped up its manufacturing capacity of the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor and expects to produce 500 units annually by 2024. Lockheed will expand its Camden, Arkansas-based […] More

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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Marks Milestone in PAC-3 Missile Propulsion Delivery

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has reached the 1,000-unit delivery milestone for its propulsion system that powers Lockheed Martin‘s updated version of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile. The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement weapon is powered by a two-pulse solid engine and designed to protect military assets from incoming threats using hit-to-kill technology, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday. Production of […] More

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    Lockheed PAC-3 MSE System Hits New Distance Record in Intercept Test

    The U.S. Army has tested the capacity of Lockheed Martin‘s PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor to counter an air-breathing threat during a test that was held at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Lockheed said Thursday the missile defense flight test showcased the missile defense system’s hit-to-kill mechanism and recorded the furthest distance that a PAC-3 MSE has intercepted […] More

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    Lockheed to Produce Additional PAC-3 Missiles to Address Military Demand

    Lockheed Martin will produce additional Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors to meet the increased demand of the U.S. Army and its allies, Defense News reported Wednesday. The increased orders come as the Army's on-hand stock of PAC-3 is shrinking due to the service’s continuing missions in other countries. The Bethesda, Md.-based firm will […] More

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    Romania Signs Purchase Agreement for Lockheed PAC-3 MSE Missiles

    The government of Romania has signed an agreement to buy Lockheed Martin-built Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors and related equipment from the U.S. government. Scott Arnold, vice president and deputy of integrated air and missile defense at Lockheed's missiles and fire control business, said in a statement published Thursday the company is honored […] More

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    Report: Poland Seeks to Finalize $7.5B Contract for 8 Raytheon Patriot Batteries by November

    Poland aims to finalize a potential $7.5 billion deal by November to procure eight Raytheon-built Patriot air-and-missile defense system batteries from the U.S. government in support of the Polish government's Wisla program, Defense News reported Friday. Jen Judson writes Poland filed a revised letter of request with the U.S. to facilitate the delivery of the […] More

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    MEADS Bids for Poland Missile Defense System Development

    MEADS International, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and MBDA, has submitted a proposal to the Polish government to build and deliver air-and-missile defense systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes the submission is in response to a solicitation notice on Poland’s Wisla missile defense program. Marty Coyne,  Medium Extended Air Defense System director at Lockheed, said that the proposal covers […] More

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    Lockheed PAC-3 Missile Interceptor Reaches IOC Status; Scott Arnold Comments

    The Lockheed Martin-built PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor has received initial operational capability designation from the U.S. Army. The company's PAC-3 MSE achieved the IOC status two years after Lockheed obtained  milestone C approval for the missile interception system and received its initial contract for the technology from the service branch in 2014, Lockheed said Tuesday. Scott […] More

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    Army Concludes Raytheon Patriot PDB-8 Developmental Test; Ralph Acaba Comments

    The U.S. Army has completed the last of four developmental tests for the Post Deployment Build 8 configuration of Raytheon‘s Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system. Raytheon said Friday the PDB-8 Patriot system worked to detect, track and engage a cruise missile target and a fighter aircraft with the Guidance Enhanced Missile TBM and the Lockheed Martin-built PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors, respectively, during the test. “Using an […] More

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    Raytheon Conducts Multiple Interceptor Test on Patriot With PDB-8 Update

    Raytheon has put the updated Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system through a test to evaluate its detection and engagement functions against ballistic missile threats. The Patriot system with the Post-Deployment Build 8 update worked to detect and neutralize a ballistic missile target by firing PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement and GEM-T interceptors in succession, Raytheon said Thursday. The company […] More

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    Lockheed Martin Test Fires PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement

    Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army have conducted a flight test for the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missile at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The missile detected and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target during the test, Lockheed Martin said Thursday. PAC-3 MSE features updates to its dual-pulse solid rocket motor, control […] More

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    Army Puts Lockheed Missile, Raytheon Patriot System Through Intercept Test

    The U.S. Army has led a missile defense test at White Sands Missile Range to check the interception functions of a Lockheed Martin-built missile as part of Raytheon‘s Patriot integrated air and missile defense system. Lockheed said Thursday two PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles intercepted the designated targets during the test. PAC-3 MSE is an update to the PAC-3 missile and […] More

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