PAC-3 MSE TEST SUC­CESS­FUL FROM RE­MOTE LAUNCHER

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A Lock­heed Martin PAC-3 Mis­sile Seg­ment En­hance­ment (MSE) in­ter­cep­tor suc­cess­fully in­ter­cepted a tac­ti­cal bal­lis­tic mis­sile tar­get on Satur­day in the first-ever MSE test from a re­mote launcher.

The test demon­strated the ex­panded de­fended foot­print avail­able by de­ploy­ing the launcher re­motely from the Pa­triot radar. It also con­firmed PAC-3 MSE’s unique abil­ity to de­tect, track and in­ter­cept an in­com­ing threat.

The up­graded PAC-3 MSE ex­pands the lethal bat­tlespace with a dual-pulse solid rocket mo­tor, pro­vid­ing in­creased per­for­mance in al­ti­tude and range. PAC-3 MSE is a high-ve­loc­ity in­ter­cep­tor that de­fends against in­com­ing threats, in­clud­ing tac­ti­cal bal­lis­tic mis­siles, cruise mis­siles and air­craft. The mis­sile uses Hit-to-Kill tech­nol­ogy, which de­feats threats through ki­netic en­ergy via body-to-body con­tact.

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