Military Embedded Systems

Modernized Patriot missile defense system fires first PAC-3 Missiles during test flight


April 04, 2012

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

TEWKSBURY, Mass. The upgraded Patriot Patriot Air and Missile Defense System from Raytheon fired two PAC-3 missiles at a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) during a test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test marked the first launch of PAC-3 missiles from the modernized Patriot system.

This test follows a system-level guided test of the Patriot system on March 21 and the first test of the ground-up production GEM-T missile (Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical).

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