Lockheed Martin Launches PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Against Cruise Missile Target

This test marks the first time PAC-3 MSE was launched in this configuration,
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  • 04:36 PM, May 20, 2024
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Lockheed Martin Launches PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Against Cruise Missile Target
PAC-3 MSE Integrated With Aegis Weapon System Defeats Target In Flight Test. Image courtesy:@lockheedmartin

Lockheed Martin, collaborating with the U.S. DoD, launched a PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor from an MK-70 containerized platform, engaging a cruise missile target in flight.

This test marks the first time PAC-3 MSE was launched in this configuration, utilizing the Virtualized Aegis Weapon System, to intercept a live target.

Said Tom Copeman, vice president of Strategy and Naval Programs at Lockheed Martin. “These systems could deliver a proven, Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capability to help defend against advanced, maneuverable threats.”

Lockheed Martin Launches PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Against Cruise Missile Target
PAC-3 MSE Integrated With Aegis Weapon System Defeats Target In Flight Test. Image courtesy:@lockheedmartin

Lockheed Martin is working to deliver enhanced IAMD capability to the U.S.’s modern combat system to defend against simultaneous advanced air, surface,and missile threats.

PAC-3’s Hit-to-Kill capabilities defend against advanced threats including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, hypersonic missiles, and aircraft.

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