Tag Archives: PAC-3 MSE

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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Lockheed Completes Updates to Army PAC-3 Missile Interceptors; Scott Arnold Comments

Lockheed Martin has handed over the first updated PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors to the U.S. Army. The company said Tuesday it installed new support systems, larger solid-rocket motors and control fins on the PAC-3 MSE interceptor that works to counter threats from aircraft, cruise and tactical ballistic missiles. “As enemy threats grow …

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