Associated Press, WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. The Army's patriot interceptor missile system successfully destroyed two targets during a test this week.
Army officials say yesterday's test at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico was to see how the Patriot Advanced Capability-Three would perform with cost-saving hardware changes.
The Patriot is known as the PAC-Three.
The U-S Army Program Executive Office of Air and Missile Defense in Huntsville, Alabama, says the test demonstrated the PAC-Three's capability to intercept a short-range tactical ballistic missile and a low-altitude cruise missile.
Soldiers from the Air Defense Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas, helped with the test.
The PAC-Three system was first used in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.