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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: MIM-104A Patriot
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 PAC-2, 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 features a 90 kg blast fragmentation proximity warhead.

Patriot Applications

Artillery Systems MIM-104 Patriot Cannons & Gear M901

Patriot Specifications

Diameter: 410 millimeter (16.1 inch)
Length: 5.30 meter (209 inch)
Wingspan: 850 millimeter (33.5 inch)
Max Range: 70 kilometer (37.8 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 24,000 meter (14.9 mile)
Top Speed: 4 mach (4,782 kph)
Warhead: 90 kilogram (198 pound)
Weight: 914 kilogram (2,015 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Patriot News

There are 9 news between
3 Dec 2003 and 18 Apr 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016US Army Uses IAMD System to Destroy Multiple Targets in Air and Missile Defense Test
Tuesday, November 5, 2013Japan Completes New Series of Patriot Missile Live Fire Tests Successfully
Monday, April 1, 2013US Army to Extend Patriot Missiles Service Life to 45 Years
Monday, March 26, 2012First New-production Patriot System Debuts in Successful Flight Test
Wednesday, October 3, 2007Saudi Arabia Awards Contract for Patriot and Hawk Air Defense Systems Logistics Support
Thursday, September 28, 2006FMS: South Korea Seeks Patriot Support and SINCGARS Radios
Monday, June 5, 2006Patriot GEM Successfully Completes First Test Flight
Tuesday, September 7, 2004FMS: Japan Next Patriot PAC-3 Missile Customer
Wednesday, December 3, 2003Northrop-Grumman to Develop new Boost Phase Ballistic Missile Defense System

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