Patriot proves successful integration of PAC-3 MSE missile
New missile will join Patriot's family of combat-proven GEM-T and PAC-3 interceptors to counter advanced evolving threats
TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully test fired the PAC-3 MSE (Missile Segment Enhancement) missile at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
"Patriot continues to successfully demonstrate its advanced capabilities of integrating new technologies," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business. "This is the seventh time Patriot has test fired Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 MSE missile, which will allow Patriot to take on the more sophisticated threats from rogue nations that threaten the safety and security of our warfighters and allies."
Patriot is the world's most capable air and missile defense system, providing protection against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is the system of choice for 12 nations around the globe.
Raytheon is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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