Lockheed PAC-3 missile-defense system successful in demo

March 8, 2018


March 7 (UPI) — Two of Lockheed Martin’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Cost Reduction Initiative anti-ballistic missile systems intercepted ballistic missiles in a recent test, the Maryland-based defense company said.

The test, conducted at New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range and observed by U.S. Army officials, demonstrated the PAC-3 interceptors’ ability to seek out and destroy enemy missiles, Lockheed Martin announced on Tuesday.

The demonstrations were the tenth and eleventh PAC-3 CRI interceptions in support of the Army’s Field Surveillance Program over the last six years.

“PAC-3 continues to be successful against today’s evolving threats, and it remains the only combat proven Hit-to-Kill interceptor in the world,” Jay Pitman, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in a press release.

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