Sweden officially introduces US Patriot PAC-3 MSE air defense missile system into service

November 22, 2021

Army Recognition:

According to information released by the Swedish Armed Forces on November 19, 2021, the American-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) air defense missile systems officially entered service with the Swedish Armed Forces.

The introduction of the new PATRIOT system on 18 November 2021 marks the beginning of a new era for Swedish air defense. The system, which goes by the name of Air defense system 103 (LvS103), is a decisive step towards enhancing Swedish air defense capability.

The collected Swedish air defense expertise, as well as a number of foreign guests from the U.S. Army and delivering industries, were present during the handover ceremony at the Air Defense Regiment in Halmstad on 18 November 2021. With the acquisition of the new air defense system, Sweden now has three launchers for two types of missiles, a command post, a combined reconnaissance and fire control radar, a power station, a repair unit, and towing vehicles…

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