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Patriot PAC-3 MSE  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 August 2016
Maiden Flight: 4 June 2008
Total Production: 1,528
Unitary Cost: USD$6.1 million
Total Cost: USD$9.3 billion
Also Known As: PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement
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
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Description: The Patriot PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) upgrade consists of the PAC-3 missile, a highly agile hit-to-kill interceptor, the PAC-3 missile canisters (in four packs), a fire solution computer and an enhanced launcher electronics system. The resulting weapon system can engage tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and manned/unmanned aircraft. The PAC-3 MSE weapon provides increased performance, greater altitude and range than the basic PAC-3 missile.�The new PAC-3 missile variant incorporates threat-driven and technology-enabled hardware and software upgrades to defend against the advancing threat set.

In 2006, the PAC-3 MSE missile was selected as the primary interceptor for the MEADS advanced air defense system. The first PAC-3 MSE missile was test fired in June 2008. An initial operational capability with the MEADS air defense missile system is anticipated by 2012.

Patriot PAC-3 MSE Applications


Artillery Systems MEADS MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3

Patriot PAC-3 MSE News

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Thursday, December 29, 2016Undisclosed Customer to Upgrade Patriot Missile System
Thursday, December 22, 2016US Army Awards Multinational Foreign Military Sales for Patriot PAC-3 Missile Systems
Tuesday, August 16, 2016US Army Declares Initial Operational Capability for PAC-3 MSE Missile
Friday, July 8, 2016Patriot PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Destroys Air-Breathing Target
Thursday, March 17, 2016Patriot PAC-3 MSE Missile Intercepts Missile Target in Flight Test
Monday, December 14, 2015Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.1 Billion Contract for PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE Missiles
Thursday, December 10, 2015US Army PAC-3 MSE Missile Intercepts Tactical Ballistic Missile Target
Tuesday, October 6, 2015US Army Takes Delivery of First Patriot PAC-3 MSE Missiles
Friday, July 24, 2015US Army, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates Order PAC-3 Missiles
Monday, March 30, 2015Republic of Korea Upgrades its Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems

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