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Patriot PAC-2  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: MIM-104D Patriot, MIM-104E Patriot GEM-T, Patriot GEM+ and Patriot GEM-C
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-3 and Patriot PAC-3 MSE
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Description: The Patriot missile was designed to counter short-range (also known as theater) ballistic missiles. It features a track-via-missile guidance system that allows MPQ-53 radar to steer it toward the target (incoming ballistic missile). In the terminal phase of the flight the Patriot missile transmits targets position updated data to the ground stations and the MSQ-104's computer sends back to the Patriot missile correction calculations. The corrected data enables the Patriot missile to intercept the ballistic missile. Usually the speed of both the ballistic missile and the Patriot missile are in excess of 5,000 km/h.

The Patriot missile was intended against ballistic targets and aircraft. The production Patriot missile is supplied inside an aluminum canister that acts as a launch tube and storage container.

The Patriot PAC-2 was developed due to low performance of baseline Patriot missiles during the Gulf War in 1991. The PAC-2 features greater range, better warhead, enhanced guidance system and better performance against ballistic missiles, aircraft and cruise missiles.

The Patriot GEM-T is a low-cost, highly effective upgrade available to existing Patriot PAC-2 missiles providing them with a significant capability for countering the full spectrum of airborne threats such as aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. The US Army placed a contract pursuing 376 PAC-2 missiles upgraded to the GEM-T configuration. As of early 2005, the US had taken delivery of 230 GEM-T missiles. The improved missile is also available to allied nations.

On March 31, 2005, Raytheon announced it was awarded a $52 million contract by the US Army to upgrade 163 Patriot PAC-2 missiles to the GEM+ configuration. Another 90 Patriot PAC-2 will be upgraded to the GEM-T configuration, and 73 PAC-2 GEM will be upgraded to GEM-C. The newest GEM+ configuration provides capabilities from PAC-3 missile to existing PAC-2 missiles.

On April 13, 2006 Raytheon was awarded the eleventh contract from the US Army to upgraded Patriot PAC-2 missiles to GEM+ configuration. This contract was valued at $47 million. Since the program's inception in 2000 the Army allocated $256 million for upgrade of 770 missiles of which 515 were already delivered in early 2006.

Patriot PAC-2 Applications

Artillery Systems MIM-104 Patriot MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3 Cannons & Gear M901

Patriot PAC-2 Specifications

Diameter: 410 millimeter (16.1 inch)
Length: 5.20 meter (205 inch)
Wingspan: 920 millimeter (36.2 inch)
Max Range: 160 kilometer (86 nautical mile)
Min Range: 3 kilometer (1.62 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 24,000 meter (13.0 nautical mile)
Target's Min Altitude: 60 meter
Top Speed: 5 mach (5,978 kph)
Warhead: 91 kilogram (201 pound)
Weight: 900 kilogram (1,984 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Patriot PAC-2 News

There are 39 news between
7 Sep 2004 and 3 May 2019
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Friday, May 3, 2019FMS: Bahrain Requests Patriot Missile System and Related Support and Equipment
Tuesday, December 18, 2018FMS: Turkey Requests Sale of Patriot Missile Systems
Wednesday, November 29, 2017Romania Signs Agreement for Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System
Tuesday, July 11, 2017FMS: Romania Requests Sale of Seven Patriot PAC-3 Air Defense Systems
Thursday, May 11, 2017FMS: UAE Requests Sale of 60 Patriot PAC-3 and 100 GEM-T Missiles
Thursday, June 23, 2016Kuwait to Upgrade its Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems
Monday, April 18, 2016US Army Uses IAMD System to Destroy Multiple Targets in Air and Missile Defense Test
Thursday, November 19, 2015Latest Version of Patriot Neutralizes Two Ballistic Missiles During Flight Test
Thursday, May 28, 2015US Army's IAMD Achieves Ballistic Missile Intercept in Inaugural Flight Test
Monday, March 30, 2015Republic of Korea Upgrades its Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems

Operators & Related Equipment

Patriot PAC-2 and GEM-T missiles
South Korea?
64 missiles upgraded to GEM-T
United Arab Emirates216
GEM-T missiles
United States of America?
US Army ordered 952 GEM-T upgraded missiles through December 2007

Grand Total 2169
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