Lockheed Martin wins $1.56 bn in foreign military sales for Patriot PAC-3 missiles 22407153

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Lockheed Martin wins $1.56 bn in foreign military sales for Patriot PAC-3 missiles
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control was awarded a $1,563,679,881 in foreign military sales contract for Patriot missiles and associated equipment and spares, the US Department of Defense announced Thursday, July 23rd. South Korea, Qatar, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia are concerned by these contracts, which run through June 30, 2018.
Lockheed Martin wins 1 56 bn in foreign military sales for Patriot PAC 3 missiles 640 001Patriot battery launching a MIM-104F / PAC-3 surface-to-air missile
The contracts mark the culmination of negotiations between the U.S. government and the countries involved over the past year, after the sales were approved by the U.S. State Department and Congress was notified.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the possible sale of up to $1.75 billion in PAC-3 missiles and associated equipment to Saudi Arabia last October, followed by an announcement in November about a similar deal valued at up to $1.41 billion with South Korea.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade to the Patriot air defense system. The PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade consists of the PAC-3 Missile, a highly agile hit-to-kill interceptor, the PAC-3 Missile canisters (in four packs), a fire solution computer and an Enhanced Launcher Electronics System (ELES). These elements are integrated into the Patriot system, a high to medium altitude, long-range air defense missile system providing air defense of ground combat forces and high-value assets. The PAC-3 Missile uses a solid propellant rocket motor, aerodynamic controls, attitude control motors (ACMs) and inertial guidance to navigate.

The PAC-3 upgrade has effectively quintupled the "footprint" that a Patriot unit can defend against ballistic missiles of all types, and has considerably increased the system's lethality and effectiveness against ballistic missiles. It has also increased the scope of ballistic missiles that Patriot can engage, which now includes several intermediate range.



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