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Patriot missile contract mod issued

13th February 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin has received a contract modification for the production and delivery of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors, the company announced on 8 February.

The $524 million modification contract is in addition to the $944 million contract awarded in December 2017 for PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE production and delivery.

The contract also includes delivery of launcher modification kits, associated equipment and spares.

The PAC-3 missile currently provides missile defence capabilities for 11 nations, including the US, Germany, Kuwait, Japan, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and Romania. 

The PAC-3 missile is a high-velocity interceptor developed to counter tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft.

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