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Lockheed Martin announces PAC-3 Missile support contract

15th July 2014 - 14:05 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin will provide maintenance and surveillance services to US and international customers of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) under a new $212 million contract from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command.

PAC-3 is currently in the inventory of six nations - the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan. Lockheed Martin is also under contract to provide assets to a seventh nation, Kuwait.

Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment of the Patriot air defence system. Maintenance and surveillance work under this contract will begin immediately from Lockheed Martin facilities in the US.

The PAC-3 Missile is an advanced, capable and reliable theatre air defence missile. It is designed to defend against advanced tactical ballistic and cruise missiles, and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. PAC-3 significantly increases the Patriot system's firepower, as 16 PAC-3s can be loaded in place of only four legacy Patriot PAC-2 missiles on the Patriot launcher.

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