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    Re: US SAM systems

    Post  max steel on Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:07 pm

    Raytheon Wins $523M to Upgrade Kuwaiti Patriot SAMs.

    Raytheon IDS, Andover, Maine, was awarded a $523,386,294 fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales (Kuwait) contract for modernization of six PATRIOT fire units. One bid was solicited with one received.

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    Re: US SAM systems

    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:27 am

    PAC-3 MSE Missile Intercepts Target In Last Test in Series

    WASHINGTON — A Patriot Advanced Capability Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile — the latest variant of the Lockheed Martin-made PAC-3 — successfully intercepted a target Friday at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in its last test as part of a full series.

    The final test of the Post Deployment Build Eight (PDB-Cool test program also marks the first time the US Army has fired the MSE interceptor, according to a Lockheed spokesman. The unit is based out of Fort Bliss, Texas.

    The missile was tested against a full-scale, air-breathing target and demonstrated the weapon’s ability to "detect, track, engage and intercept an aircraft," according to a Lockheed statement.

    “This test series has demonstrated the effectiveness of the PAC-3 MSE hit-to-kill interceptor against a wide range of targets, including air-breathing targets and ballistic missiles. We’re proud to deliver this overmatch capability to our warfighters,” Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said.

    The PAC-3 missile uses hit-to-kill technology and earlier variants are deployed in Patriot air and missile defense systems. The PAC-3 MSE will also be used in the Patriot system.

    The MSE version has a larger, dual-pulse solid rocket motor and larger control fins which “nearly double the missile’s reach and dramatically improve performance against evolving ballistic- and cruise-missile threats,” Lockheed said.

    PAC-3 MSE had three successful tests late last year as well.

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