PAC-3 missiles for US military
The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defence capabilities under a new $ 944 million contract for production and delivery of Lockheed Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 ( PAC- 3) and PAC3 Missile Segment Enhancement ( PAC3 MSE) interceptors. The contract includes PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE interceptors and launcher modification kits for the US Army, Romania and other Foreign Military Sales customers. The PAC-3 is a high-velocity interceptor that defends against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. PAC-3 currently provides missile defence capabilities for the US, Germany, Kuwait, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and others. Building on the combat-proven PAC-3, the PAC-3 MSE uses a two-pulse solid rocket motor that increases altitude and range to defeat evolving threats.