Lockheed Martin tests New Patriot Software Release

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 05:07 AM, March 29, 2023
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Lockheed Martin tests New Patriot Software Release
PAC-3 MSE interceptor

Lockheed Martin conducted the flight test of PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE), the first in a series of flight tests to validate software update.

The PAC-3 MSE engaged and intercepted an advanced medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) target during the test. The software updates that will be deployed across fielded batteries as part of the next Patriot software release.

An evolution of the PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI), the PAC-3 MSE has a dual-pulse solid rocket motor, providing increased performance in altitude and range to defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft.

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