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Lockheed’s Updated PAC-3 Missile Tech Intercepts Target During Test


Lockheed Martin has tested the detection, tracking and interception features of its air defense missile system with updated  hardware and software at a New Mexico-based military testing area.

The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement demonstration at White Sands Missile Range verified the potential of the system to defeat a tactical ballistic missile target, the company said Thursday.

"We are continuously looking for ways to improve the PAC-3 missile, increase its capabilities and expand the missile's ability to defend against the growing number of potential threats,” said Brenda Davidson, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed Martin's missiles and fire control business.

The PAC-3 is designed to engage ballistic and cruise missiles and aircraft threats via a hit-to-kill mechanism.

Lockheed noted that 10 countries are procuring updated missiles systems from the U.S. government through the foreign military sales transaction.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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