US Army spends $6 billion to purchase PAC-3 MSE missiles for Patriot systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) – The U.S. Land Forces purchased a batch of the latest Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missile Segment Enhancement PAC-3 MSE anti-aircraft guided missiles worth more than $ 6 billion for Patriot air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Lockheed statement.

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“The United States Army and Lockheed Martin signed an agreement to supply PAC-3 MSE missiles, modernization kits for launchers and the necessary equipment and services. This equipment is designed for both US military and foreign customers,” Lockheed Martin said, without specifying the number of missiles, intended for delivery.

These weapons will be delivered in the years 2021-2023 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2023). The total contract value will be $ 6.07 billion.

According to the press service, to fulfill the aforementioned order, Lockheed Martin expands its production facilities at an enterprise in Camden (Arkansas), where PAC-3 MSE missiles are assembled.

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Ten countries have signed contracts for the purchase of PAC-3 MSE missiles for Patriot systems, including the United States, Qatar, Japan, Romania, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Korea, Bahrain and Germany.

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