The US Army Purchased A Batch Of Missiles For Patriot Systems For $6 Billion
The US army has acquired a batch of the latest PAC-3 MSE (Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missile Segment Enhancement) anti-aircraft missiles worth more than $6 billion for Patriot air defense systems, according to the press service of the American company Lockheed Martin, which produces these missiles.
"The US NAVY and Lockheed Martin have signed an agreement to supply PAC-3 MSE missiles, upgrade kits for launchers, and necessary equipment and services. This equipment is intended for both the US military and foreign customers," Lockheed Martin said, without specifying the number of missiles expected to be delivered.
"This contract demonstrates our customer's continued confidence in our ability to deliver unmatched Hit-to-Kill technology that defeats the ever-expanding global threats of today and tomorrow," said Scott Arnold, vice president, Integrated Air & Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
These weapons will be delivered in fiscal years 2021-2023 (October 1, 2020-September 30, 2023). The total cost of the contract will be $6.07 billion.
As noted in the press service, to fulfill the above-mentioned order, Lockheed Martin is expanding production facilities at the facility in Camden (Arkansas), where PAC-3 MSE missiles are assembled.
Contracts for the purchase of PAC-3 MSE missiles for Patriot systems have so far been signed by ten countries, including the United States, Qatar, Japan, Romania, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Korea, Bahrain, and Germany.