PAC-3 interceptor completes thirteenth demonstration

DALLAS, Texas. Two Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) interceptors intercepted two tactical ballistic missile targets in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The PAC-3 CRI intercepts support the U.S. Army's Field Surveillance Program (FSP). The test also marked the twelfth and thirteenth PAC-3 CRI FSP intercepts in seven years.

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The U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test demonstrated the Hit-to-Kill capability of the PAC-3 family of missiles, which defends against threats through body-to-body contact.

The test also confirmed PAC-3 CRI's ability to detect, track, and intercept incoming missiles while meeting fielded reliability requirements. The test was observed by representatives from the U.S. Army and current and potential Foreign Military Sales PAC-3 customers.

The PAC-3 CRI and MSE are high-velocity interceptors that defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and aircraft.