Lockheed Martin conducts successful PAC-3 MSE missile Test
Recently, Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test. The test provides the final flight test data required to demonstrate the design maturity of the PAC-3 MSE configuration and its readiness to enter into production. Additionally, this test demonstrated for the first time a multi-target engagement with MSE interceptors.
The first target engagement involved two PAC-3 MSE missiles ripple fired against an advanced Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) target. The first MSE mssile successfully engaged a TBM target, while the second missile self-destructed as planned. A third PAC-3 MSE missile engaged a BQM-74 cruise missile target. Preliminary data indicates that all test objectives were achieved.
The PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE missiles are two of the world’s most advanced, capable and reliable theater air and missile defense interceptors. They defeat advanced tactical ballistic and air breathing th
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