Lockheed Martin Delivers 300th THAAD InterceptorOctober 11, 2018
Lockheed Martin has delivered the 300th interceptor for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, the only system in the world designed to intercept threats both inside and outside the atmosphere.
The production maturity milestone comes as demand for the company’s hit-to-kill missile defense system and interceptors continues to grow.
“The Missile Defense Agency, industry and Lockheed Martin team of men and women who engineer and produce the THAAD interceptor have remained steadfast in their commitment to excellence as global demand for this system has grown year after year,” said Richard McDaniel, vice president for the THAAD system. “The 300th interceptor delivery is a reflection of that dedication and our continued focus on providing high-quality, reliable system capabilities to maintain overmatch against our adversaries.”
A key element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), THAAD protects America’s military, allied forces, citizen population centers and critical infrastructure from short and medium-range ballistic missile attacks.