In the United States, the PAC-3 missile was used as part of the THAAD anti-missile system
The US Missile Defense Agency (ABM) tested the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile as part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. About it informs Defense News, citing Lockheed Martin.
The tests were carried out on February 24 at the White Sands missile range in New Mexico. The THAAD complex fired a PAC-3 missile at an aerial target simulator. The missile successfully self-destructed at the interception point.
Lockheed Martin stressed that the tests proved the possibility of using the PAC-3 as part of THAAD. The upgraded rocket received a new engine, which provides increased range and maneuverability of the ammunition. The first missiles entered service with the US military in 2015.
The THAAD ground-based anti-missile system is designed for high-altitude transatmospheric interception of medium-range missiles. The complex includes a command post, a radar station and a single-stage solid-propellant anti-missile.
In December, representatives of the Almaz-Antey concern compared the Russian Abakan complex with the American MIM-104 Patriot.
In November, Sina compared THAAD with the Russian S-400 Triumph. The publication noted the multitasking of the S-400.
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