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Patriot performance excels in PAC-3 test firing

Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully test fired two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The mission consisted of two single firings against single tactical ballistic missile representative targets. “Patriot’s successful track record is […]


US Patriots Set to Begin NATO Missile Defense In Turkey

US Patriots Set to Begin NATO Missile Defense In Turkey

The first elements of U.S. Patriot missile batteries deployed to Turkey earlier this month are expected to reach initial operating capability this weekend, a senior NATO officer reported. Plans are on track for two PAC-3 Patriot anti-missile systems and about […]


Russia backs Syria as US, Germany send Patriots

Russia insisted on Friday its stand on the conflict in key ally Syria was unchanged, while Washington and Berlin prepared to deploy Patriot missiles and troops near Turkey’s border with the country. A foreign ministry spokesman in Moscow said Russia’s […]


Patriot Air and Missile Defense System Gets Smarter, Faster and Tougher

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System Gets Smarter, Faster and Tougher

Deep inside the factory where Patriot defense systems are made, Ken Arruda stopped beside a rolling cart and pointed to a white card sprinkled with what looked like grains of sand. They were computer chips for the Patriot’s radar system […]


Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval

Raytheon new-production Patriot Air and Missile Defense System has received the U.S. Army’s final stamp of approval after undergoing stringent testing. During the testing, Patriot’s performance was outstanding when subjected to challenging climatic and electromagnetic environments. “This approval validates the […]


NRC Reports Shocking Support Costs for Army Air Defenses

NRC Reports Shocking Support Costs for Army Air Defenses

Last week the federal government’s prestigious National Research Council released a report on ballistic missile defense that will inform policymaker decisions on funding options. One facet of its findings is already making headlines: the astronomical support costs of the Army’s […]


US plans $4.2 bn Patriot missile sale to Kuwait

US plans $4.2 bn Patriot missile sale to Kuwait

The Pentagon said Wednesday it planned to sell 60 Patriot missiles to Kuwait in a deal worth an estimated $4.2 billion, as the emirate tries to bolster its defenses against the threat from Iran. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), […]


Finland to Consider Transit Permit for Patriot Missiles

Finland to Consider Transit Permit for Patriot Missiles

The government will discuss granting a transit permit to the South Korean Defence Ministry on Wednesday in a move that likely concerns Patriot missiles found on the Thor Liberty vessel, which has been docked at Kotka Harbour since before Christmas. […]


Raytheon Successfully Test Fires First New-Build Patriot Missile

Raytheon Successfully Test Fires First New-Build Patriot Missile

Raytheon and the U.S. Army successfully completed the first flight test of the new ground-up production Patriot Guidance-Enhanced Missile – Tactical (GEM-T) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. “The successful modernization, ground-up production and flight test of a new GEM-T […]


 
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