Lockheed Martin conducts successful PAC-3 missile flight test at White Sands Missile Range 1908131
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|Monday, August 19, 2013 04:22 AM|
|Lockheed Martin conducts successful PAC-3 missile flight test at White Sands Missile Range.|
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] conducted a successful PAC-3 Missile flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in which PAC-3 successfully detected, tracked and intercepted an aerodynamic, threat-representative tactical ballistic missile target.
PAC-3 missile showed at Defense Exhibition in Taiwan, TADTE 2013.
The ripple fire engagement of two PAC-3 Missiles resulted in the first interceptor destroying the target. The second PAC-3 Missile was self-destructed on command as planned.
“The PAC-3 Missile continues to deliver proven, reliable performance along with unmatched lethality,” said Richard McDaniel, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “The capability PAC-3 provides continues to draw significant interest from a number of international customers.”
Lockheed Martin recently received a $308 million contract for continued production of the PAC-3 Missile for the U.S. and Kuwait. The Fiscal Year (FY13) contract includes missile and command launch system production for the U.S. Army and a first time Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of the PAC-3 Missile to Kuwait. Kuwait becomes the sixth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile. Lockheed Martin is prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment of the PATRIOT air defense system.
The PAC-3 Missile is one of the world’s most advanced, capable and reliable theater air defense missiles. It defends against advanced tactical ballistic and cruise missiles, and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. As the most technologically advanced missile for the PATRIOT air defense system, PAC-3 significantly increases the PATRIOT system’s firepower, as 16 PAC-3s can be loaded in place of only four legacy PATRIOT PAC-2 missiles on the PATRIOT launcher.