Tag Archives: White Sands Missile Range

Textron, Army Test Updated Shadow UAS Configuration

Textron has finished test flights of a newly configured multimission unmanned aircraft system slated to join the U.S. Army fleet sometime in 2020, Aviation International News reported Monday. Shadow's Block III tests occurred at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico over a five-week period. The configuration includes a new engine, an updated video payload from L3 Technologies' Wescam business and advanced communications technology.

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Raytheon to Take Part in Army ‘Sense-Off’ to Test Missile Defense Radar Designs

Raytheon will take part in the U.S. Army’s missile defense radar “sense-off” that is expected to occur in the spring of 2019 at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, Defense News reported Thursday. The sense-off seeks to evaluate radar designs that could be incorporated into the Integrated Air and Missile Defense system and is part of the Army’s effort to adjust the approach for its Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program meant to replace the Patriot air-and-missile defense radar.

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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 …

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Lockheed PAC-3 Interceptor Test Supports Army’s Field Surveillance Program

The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the capacity of two company-built PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative interceptors to counter tactical ballistic missile targets. Lockheed said Tuesday its PAC-3 CRI interceptors engaged two ballistic missiles during an Army-led flight test that supported the service branch’s Field Surveillance Program. FSP aims to ensure the readiness and reliability of fielded missile …

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