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Patriot PAC-3  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 2,124
Unitary Cost: USD$8.3 million
Total Cost: USD$10.0 billion
Also Known As: ALHTK and MIM-104F
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin and Raytheon
Parent System: Patriot
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 8,600
Family Members: Patriot, Patriot PAC-2 and Patriot PAC-3 MSE
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  Maneuverability 9.0
  Performance 8.0
  Range 6.0
  Speed 8.0
  Warhead 7.0
Description: The Patriot PAC-3 missile is a smaller new design featuring hit-to-kill capability, Ka-band seeker (cornerstone of the hit-to-kill capability) and high agility to outperform future threats. Each Patriot canister can accommodate up to 4 smaller PAC-3 missiles increasing the number of missiles per launching station to 16. The PAC-3 missile is specially suitable against ballistic targets protected by heavy electronic countermeasures.
On August 12, 2004, Lockheed-Martin was awarded a $33.9 million foreign military sales contract to supply Patriot PAC-3 ground equipment (enhanced launcher electronic systems/ELES and fire solution computers) to the Netherlands. Patriot PAC-3 interceptors contract was anticipated by the end of 2004.
In early September 2004, Japan requested a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the United States of America government for up to 20 PAC-3s and related services and equipment worth $79 million. The aim of Japan was to launch a PAC-3 co-production program to feed their existing Patriot air defense systems.
The first international sales of Patriot PAC-3 missiles occurred on January 31, 2005. Lockheed-Martin was awarded a $532 million contract for 156 missiles as well as launcher upgrade kits, spares and associated ground equipment to be delivered to the US Army, the Netherlands and Japan. Under the terms of the contract, the Netherlands was scheduled to receive 32 missiles through FMS program, Japan 16 missiles through FMS and the US Army to take delivery of the remaining 108 PAC-3s.
On May 4, 2006, the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) awarded Lockheed Martin a $379 million contract for the production of 112 Patriot PAC-3 missiles. The contract included launcher modification kits, program management and engineering, as well as spares and other equipment.

Patriot PAC-3 Applications


Air Defense Systems MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3 Rocket & Missile Launchers M902

Patriot Orders

Patriot PAC-3

Patriot items 2007-2008

Chart includes Patriot PAC-3 (260)
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Patriot PAC-3 Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 250 millimeter
Length: 5.20 meter
Wingspan: 500 millimeter
Performance
Max Range: 30 kilometer
Target's Max Altitude: 15,000 meter
Speed
Top Speed: 5 mach (1,660 mps)
Weight
Warhead: 73 kilogram
Weight: 312 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Patriot PAC-3 News

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12 Aug 2004 and 28 Nov 2016
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Monday, November 28, 2016Japan Orders Patriot PAC-3 Increased Missile Defense Capability
Wednesday, September 21, 2016US Army PAC-3 Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile Targets
Monday, April 18, 2016US Army Uses IAMD System to Destroy Multiple Targets in Air and Missile Defense Test
Monday, December 14, 2015Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for PAC-3 Missiles on Behalf of South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Qatar
Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.1 Billion Contract for PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE Missiles
Tuesday, November 24, 2015PAC-3 Missile Intercepts Target in Flight Test
Thursday, November 19, 2015Latest Version of Patriot Neutralizes Two Ballistic Missiles During Flight Test
Wednesday, July 29, 2015FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Sale of 600 PAC-3 Missiles
Friday, July 24, 2015US Army, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates Order PAC-3 Missiles
Wednesday, April 22, 2015Poland to Buy Patriot PAC-3 Missile Defense Systems

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Qatar247
Saudi Arabia?
PAC-3 missile systems ordered in late 2011
Taiwan330
United States of America1,210
YearHoldings
Sep 20101,000
Aug 2007500

Grand Total 2,12312
 

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