Aug. 12, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a
contract modification from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven
PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3
(PAC-3) Missile Segment program.
In addition to Fiscal Year 2013 missile and command launch system production for the U.S. Army, the contract marks the first Foreign Military Sale of the PAC-3 Missile to
is the sixth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile.
The contract includes production of 244 hit-to-kill PAC-3 Missiles, 72 launcher modification kits and associated tooling, as well as program management. This is the 14
production buy of the PAC-3 Missile Segment by the U.S. government.
purchase of PAC-3 Missiles will provide its defense forces with a superior air and missile defense capability," said
, vice president of PAC-3 Missile programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "This is another example of the growing global interest for the PAC-3 Missile's capabilities."
became the fifth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile, joining
United Arab Emirates
in fielding the system.
Production will take place at Lockheed Martin's manufacturing facilities in
Deliveries will begin in 2014.
Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade to the PATRIOT air defense system. The PAC-3 Missile Segment consists of the PAC-3 Missile, a highly agile hit-to-kill interceptor, the PAC-3 Missile canisters (each of which hold four PAC-3 Missiles, with four canisters per launcher), a fire solution computer and an enhanced launcher electronics system and launcher support hardware.