by Staff Writers
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 14, 2012
Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted an aerodynamic tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target in a test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
The test included a ripple fire engagement, utilizing two PAC-3 Missiles against a single target. The first interceptor destroyed the target and the second PAC-3 Missile self destructed as planned.
"We continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of the PAC-3 Missile in tests that duplicate the kinds of operational scenarios our soldiers and our allies may face," said Richard McDaniel, vice president of PAC-3 Missile programs in Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control business.
"We are constantly improving the PAC-3 Missile, increasing its capabilities and expanding the missile's ability to handle the growing number of potential threats."
The PAC-3 Missile is one of the world's most advanced, capable and reliable theater air defense missiles.
It defeats 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, allowing 16 PAC-3 Missiles to be loaded in place of just four legacy PATRIOT PAC-2 missiles on the launcher.
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Missile Defense Agency and US Air Force award Raytheon $125 million contract for early warning radar upgrade
Tewksbury, MA (SPX) Sep 14, 2012
The U.S. and its allies will soon have an enhanced ability to detect and defend against missile launches by hostile nations and entities. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $125.3 million contract to modernize and add new capability to an Air Force early warning radar (EWR) system. The upgraded EWR (UEWR), a high-powered mission-critical radar, wil ... read more
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