Last Updated: 06/22/2012*
Raytheon’s new ground-up production Patriot successfully completed a system-level guided flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
The system’s success is a significant milestone for global air and missile defense. It also highlights the capability of the combat-proven Patriot and the viability of the global Patriot supply base.
The modernized Patriot provides an affordable, low-risk and rapid path to meet the warfighter’s current and future air and missile defense requirements.
The test used new-production major end items against a long-standing performance scenario to verify system capability. Raytheon and the U.S. Army chose a scenario that would be a rigorous test of all aspects of the Patriot system, and the system performed flawlessly.
Patriot is the world’s most capable air and missile defense system, protecting against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.
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