US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Kuwait

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Kuwait

On May 28, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $800 million sale of Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors to Kuwait. The deal comprises 84 PAC-3…

US Deploys Patriot System to Iraq

US Deploys Patriot System to Iraq

The United States has deployed Patriot air and missile defense systems to Iraq, Pentagon officials confirmed on April 2. In an official statement, Pentagon spokesman Sean Robinson said the deployment…

Greece to Deploy Patriot Missiles to Saudi Arabia

Greece to Deploy Patriot Missiles to Saudi Arabia

On February 3, a Greek government official announced that Athens planned to deploy Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia. The plan, which involved the United States, United Kingdom, and France, was…

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…

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…