Military Embedded Systems

Missile intercepts incoming target during U.S. Army flight test


November 26, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo by Lockheed Martin

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. In a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile intercepted an incoming target.

During the exercise, the PAC-3 missile detected, tracked, and intercepted a Patriot-as-a-Target (PAAT). This is the second completed exercise in one week. The PAC-3 also intercepted an airborne target as part of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) fight test.

The PAC-3 Missile defends against incoming threats including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and aircraft using hit-to-kill technology.

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