Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability – 3 (PAC-3) has achieved successful integration with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) radar for the first time.
This was reached during a recent flight test at the White Sands Missile Range, where the PAC-3 system demonstrated its ability to send and receive data from the LTAMDS radar to counter an Air Breathing Threat (ABT).
Prior to the flight test, Lockheed Martin collaborated with the U.S. Army in a comprehensive series of ground testing and captive carry tests, ensuring the readiness of the PAC-3 system. This collaborative effort builds upon the previously demonstrated PAC-3 capability within the U.S. Army’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS).
The PAC-3 system, renowned for its Hit-to-Kill technology, provides defense against threats through direct body-to-body contact, delivering significantly more kinetic energy to the target than blast-fragmentation mechanisms. PAC-3 is effective against various threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles.