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  • PAC-3 Protection for Olympic Games
    PAC-3 Protection for Olympic Games November 6 2019
    According to Japanese media reports, Japan may deploy an upgraded version of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defence systems in the Tokyo metropolitan area before the Olympic Games in July 2020. Patriot batteries will be deployed in Tokyo between April and July before the other regions; The ministry wants to equip the 1st Air Defence Missile Group with PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors to defend against possible threats such as ballistic missiles, drones and u...
  • Bahrain Has Preferred the Patriot over the S-400
    Bahrain Has Preferred the Patriot over the S-400 August 15 2019
    The Kingdom of Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defence system from the United States Army. This letter of offer and acceptance allows the US government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon for production of an undisclosed quantity of systems and missiles. "Patriot missiles will provide Bahrain's anti-ballistic defence, its cruise missile defence and manned and unmanned aircraft," said Raytheon Integrated Defence Sy...
  • Upgrade for Germany
    Upgrade for Germany July 31 2019
    The US-based company Raytheon will upgrade Germany's Patriots air defence systems to the improved PAC-3 MSE standard. Shortly after the German Defence and Budget Committees approved the upgrade, the US $ 105.5 million contract aims to bring Germany's air defence system in line with other EU and NATO countries using Patriot. The German army's inventory includes Patriot PAC-3 air defence systems delivered by the United States between 2008 and 2010. The improved version of ...
  • $6 961 Billion Worth Export
    $6 961 Billion Worth Export May 7 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to three countries for five different defence items. Two for Bahrain, two for Czech Republic and one for United Arab Emirates. Total cost for Bahrain is $ 3. 228 billion. Total tag price for Czech Republic is 1. 085 billion and UAE will pay $2.728 billion. Total export value is $6 961 billion. Bahrain will acquire various Patriot missile systems and related support and equipment for an...
  • PAC-3 Order to Lockheed Martin
    PAC-3 Order to Lockheed Martin December 28 2018
    Lockheed Martin announced a new order in the last days of 2018. The Company has signed a MIM-104F Patriot PAC-3 production agreement to supply to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia under the FMS and US Army. The deal was announced as USD 1.8 billion. The company will produce MIM-104F PAC-3MSE (Missile Segment Enhancement) and the necessary subsystems to the countries under the agreement. It is not announced how many missiles and subsystems will be produced. The PAC-3 system, which is incl...
  • US Approves Patriot Sale to Turkey
    US Approves Patriot Sale to Turkey December 19 2018
    The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of 80 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) missiles, 60 PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. Turkey has requested the possible sale of 4 AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, 4 Engagement Control Stations, 10 Antenna Mast G...
  • ROK To Acquire 64 Patriot PAC-3 MSE Missiles
    ROK To Acquire 64 Patriot PAC-3 MSE Missiles September 16 2018
    The State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles for an estimated cost of $501 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The ROK has requested to buy 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missiles. Also included are two PAC...
  • Sweden Signed Agreement
    Sweden Signed Agreement August 13 2018
    Lockheed Martin announced that agreement signed for procurement of Patriot PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability-3) with Sweden. "We are honored to be a partner with Sweden for the protection of the armed forces, the people and the structures. " statement made in announcement. With Patriot PAC-3MSE Sweden has a modern air defence layer. Details about the agreement signed with Sweden were not announced. Sweden became the sixth PAC-3 user after the US, Qatar, Japan, R...
  • Patriot Stepback
    Patriot Stepback August 1 2018
    A new Patriot step came from the Far East. Japan has withdraw its the PAC-3 missile systems to their bases after the reduction of tension in a missile crisis with North Korea. Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense systems, which have been deployed in Hokkaido, Shimane, Hiroshima, Ahime and Kochi areas which are deployed since August 2017, have been returned to their previous positions. Japan also withdraw PAC-3s at Ichigawa, Tokyo's which is responsibl...
  • Patriot Missile Breaks Its Own Distance Record to Defeat Threat Target in Test
    Patriot Missile Breaks Its Own Distance Record to Defeat Threat Target in Test July 28 2018
    In a U.S. Army-led test on July 26, at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile broke its own distant record to take out an air-breathing target simulating a cruise missile or fixed-wing aircraft . Test demonstrated the Hit-to-Kill capability of the PAC-3 family of missiles, which defends against threats through body-to-body contact. The test also reconfirmed PAC-3 MSE's ability to detect, track and interc...
  • Big Agreement in Asia
    Big Agreement in Asia June 20 2018
    Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense has announced that it has signed an agreement with the United States on military technology transfer and military sales. Under the agreements, Lockheed Martin's Missile and Fire Control Department will provide to Taiwanese defense industry military grade titanium processing and avitation technology transfer. In addition, Taiwan will procure an upgrade package for the Patriot PAC-2s in the inventory and six sets of MIM-104F Patr...
  • Poland To Buy PAC-3 MSE
    Poland To Buy PAC-3 MSE March 29 2018
    Poland has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the US on 28 March for the purchase of Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related support equipment. With the agreement, Poland became the fifth international customer to buy the PAC-3 MSE after Qatar, Japan, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates.  With a dual-pulse solid rocket motor, PAC-3 MSE provides inc...
  • PAC-3 Contract to Lockheed
    PAC-3 Contract to Lockheed February 7 2018
    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $523 million contract for the supply of PATRIOT advanced capability-3 (PAC-3) missile segment enhancement missiles, cost reduction initiative missiles and associate ground support equipment to the US Army as well as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Romania.  Lockheed will perform work under the modification at various locations in Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Massachusetts and Florida with an estimated completion date of 31 January, 202...
  • Nasty Surprise to Poland
    Nasty Surprise to Poland December 8 2017
    Poland finds the price tag of US-made Patriot mid-range air and missile defence system as 'unacceptable'. “The high cost came as a surprise for us,” Bartosz Kownacki, secretary of state in Poland’s Ministry of National Defense, told Defense News in a Dec. 5 interview in Washington, adding that "The price is indeed unacceptable for us even in the view of the significant financial assets that we allocated for the technical modernization of the ...
  • Romania Sealed the Deal for PAC-3
    Romania Sealed the Deal for PAC-3 December 1 2017
    The government of Romania signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot integrated air and missile defence system from the U.S. Army, Raytheon announced in a press release on 29 November. Romania will receive the Patriot Configuration 3+, the most advanced configuration available, as well as an undisclosed quantity of GEM-T and PAC-3 MSE interceptor missiles. 
  • PAC-3 Test Paves Way For Full Rate Production
    PAC-3 Test Paves Way For Full Rate Production November 29 2017
    Four PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) and one PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors successfully neutralized four tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a complex test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, according to a Lockheed Martin statement on 28 November. The PAC-3 MSE intercept met a requirement that “supports” a full-rate production decision for that variant, according to the statement.The test also reconfirmed PAC-3 CRI...
  • $10,5 Billion US Sales to Poland
    $10,5 Billion US Sales to Poland November 19 2017
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components for an estimated cost of $10.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 14, 2017. The Government of Poland's request includes of f...
  • Northrop's Command System Under Evaluation
    Northrop's Command System Under Evaluation October 12 2017
    The US Army soldiers have successfully completed a major developmental test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS), according to a company statement made on 9 October.  The Soldier Checkout Event (SCOE) took place at Tobin Wells in Fort Bliss over three weeks in August. The event allows air defense warfighters the opportunity to provide relevant system performance and interface feedback whe...
  • Japan Deployed PAC-3 To Hokkaido
    Japan Deployed PAC-3 To Hokkaido September 21 2017
    Japan deployed a Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) surface-to-air missile defence system to a base in southern Hokkaido on 19 September in response to recent North Korean missile tests. The missiles fired by North Korea on 29 August and 15 September flew over the south of Hokkaido before falling in the Pacific Ocean. The PAC-3 deployment aims to interfere any falling parts of North's missiles if the same flight path used again in the future.
  • Readiness Drills by Japanese Forces
    Readiness Drills by Japanese Forces June 22 2017
    Japan's Air Self-Defense Force has conducted combat readiness drill on 21 June using the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) surface-to-air missile defence system, according to the Japan News.  Additional combat readiness drills are planned across Japan in the coming months, as well as at US bases within the country. 
  • UAE To Acquire PAC-3, GEM-T
    UAE To Acquire PAC-3, GEM-T May 15 2017
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 60 Patriot PAC-3 and 100 GEM-T missiles with an estimated cost of $2 billion. The contract also covers canisters, tools and test equipment, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, spare and repair parts, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering and logistics support services, and other related eleme...
  • Last-Minute 'Patriot' Sales by Raytheon
    Last-Minute 'Patriot' Sales by Raytheon December 30 2016
    Raytheon managed to secure another contract for its Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System before the end of 2016. The company has been awarded the direct sales contract worth $600 million on 28 December by an undisclosed member of the 13 nations which owns and operates Patriots. Under the agreement, Raytheon will upgrade the system to the most current configuration. With Configuration 3+, the system can use the PAC-3 MSE interceptor missile. 
  • Lockheed Boost to Japan's Air Defence
    Lockheed Boost to Japan's Air Defence November 28 2016
    Japan plans to acquire Lockheed Martin’s improved Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) surface-to-air guided missiles. The estimated cost of this purchase is approximately $1,7 million. Tokyo was also claimed to commence negotiations for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).
  • Taiwan ‘to test-fire missiles in US’ as China tensions rise June 28 2016
    Taiwan plans to test-fire its newest anti-missile system for the first time in the United States next month as relations with rival China deteriorate, a defence source and media reports said Monday. Relations between China and Taiwan have cooled rapidly under the island’s new Beijing-sceptic president Tsai Ing-wen, who took office in May, ending an eight-year rapprochement. The test of the US-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system will be launched at the W...
  • Turkey calls off 3 billion $ TLoramids November 15 2015
    Turkey's procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has cancelled the long disputed Turkish Long Range Air and Missile Defence System (T-Loramids). SSM had started negotiating with Chinese company China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) on September 26th , 2013. Four missile systems - American Patriot Pac-3, Russian S-s00, French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T and the winner Chinese HQ-9 - were in the running for the Turkish project. CPMIEC offered a solut...