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MIM-104 Patriot air defense system

Country of Origin: USA


Patriot is a U.S. medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system developed as an area defense weapon to replace Nike-Hercules missile batteries. It has been sold to Israel, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Turkey. It is license-produced in Japan and Germany. A Patriot battery or fire unit consists of a multifunction phased-array radar (AN/MPQ 53), an engagement control station (ECS) (AN/MSQ-104) an electrical power unit (AN/MSQ-24) and up to eight...

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