Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Tactical Ballistic Missile during Test 0109121
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|Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10:35 AM|
|Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Tactical Ballistic Missile Target.|
Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile successfully destroyed a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in an Operational Test conducted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command.
Lockheed Martin PAC-3 missile during firing test (Credit photo Lockheed Martin)
The test involved three incoming targets; two Patriot-As-A-Target TBMs and one MQM-107 drone. A ripple launch of two PAC-3 Missiles successfully engaged the second TBM. Preliminary data indicate all test objectives were achieved.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.