Army Tests Lower-Cost Patriot Interceptor

Army Tests Lower-Cost Patriot Interceptor

On November 7, the U.S. Army successfully test fired two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) interceptors at White Sands Missile Range, intercepting two tactical ballistic missile targets….

US Army Selects New Missile Defense Radar

US Army Selects New Missile Defense Radar

On October 17, the U.S. Army awarded a contract for its new Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS), a competition to develop a new radar for the Patriot…

US Deploying Air and Missile Defenses to Saudi Arabia

US Deploying Air and Missile Defenses to Saudi Arabia

On September 26, the Pentagon announced the deployment of one Patriot battery, four Sentinel surveillance radars, and 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia, following Iranian attacks on Saudi oil facilities…

Don’t Waste This Lesson

Don’t Waste This Lesson

How drone attacks reveal fixable flaws with American air defenses The attacks on the oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in Saudi Arabia are neon flashing warning signs of the…

PAC-3 CRI Successfully Flight Tested

PAC-3 CRI Successfully Flight Tested

On August 29, the U.S. Army successfully intercepted a cruise missile target using the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (PAC-3 CRI) interceptor. The test also used the Army’s Integrated…

South Korea Funds Missile Defense Acquisition

South Korea Funds Missile Defense Acquisition

On August 15, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense announced it would spend about $240 billion on missile defense in the 2020-2024 period. Under the budget plan, the Blue House would…

Bahrain to Purchase US Patriot Missiles

Bahrain to Purchase US Patriot Missiles

On August 13, Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase the Patriot air and missile defense system from the United States. The U.S. Department of State had previously approved the sale…

Refurbished Patriot Shipped to Netherlands

Refurbished Patriot Shipped to Netherlands

On July 13, the Royal Netherlands Army received its first shipment of recapitalized Patriot fire units from the United States. Under the $105 million sale, the U.S. Army is replacing…

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Germany

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Germany

On July 12, the U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of 50 Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) surface-to-air missiles to Germany. The PAC-3 MSE can…