Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 MSE missile successfully intercepts target during flight test 21803162

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Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 MSE missile successfully intercepts target during flight test
A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target today at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, as part of a U.S. Army-led flight test.
     
Lockheed Martin PAC 3 MSE missile successfully intercepts target during flight test 640 001A Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 MSE missile launched during a recent flight test
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"The PAC-3 MSE continues to demonstrate its reliability and hit-to-kill capability," said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "The enhancements of the MSE will provide the warfighter with the tools needed to defend against current and evolving threats."

The PAC-3 Missile is a high-velocity interceptor that uses hit-to-kill technology to defend against incoming threats, including TBMs, cruise missiles and aircraft. The MSE upgrade give the system an operational range of 35 km against ballistic missiles.

Building on the battle-proven PAC-3 Missile, the PAC-3 MSE brings a larger, dual-pulse solid rocket motor, larger control fins and an upgraded support system. These enhancements nearly double the missile's reach, and dramatically improve performance against missile threats.

 

 

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