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Army And LM Support Second Successful International PAC-3 Missile Test

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Dallas TX (SPX) Oct 22, 2008
Airmen of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe), supported by Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army Lower Tier Project Office, have successfully conducted the second international PAC-3 Missile flight test at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

The test successfully fired a PAC-3 Missile from a German PATRIOT fire unit with Configuration-3 upgrades.

The test demonstrated the Patriot Configuration-3 upgrades to the German PATRIOT ground system, which includes the PAC-3 Missile Segment launcher electronics and the Fire Solution Computer that are necessary to launch PAC-3 Missiles.

This was the first time a German PATRIOT launcher had executed a PAC-3 Missile launch.

"The successful flight test marks another significant milestone for both the Program Executive Office Missiles and Space and our allies," said Lt. Col. Anthony Brown, PAC-3 Product Manager.

"We continue to build on the legacy of this superb weapon system as a key element for the free world's defense."

"Our German partners have taken an important step in improving their air and missile defense capability with the Patriot PAC-3 System," said Mike Trotsky, vice president Air and Missile Defense Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

"We are very proud to support our German allies in this the second international PAC-3 Missile test."

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