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Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3)

Country of Origin: USA


The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile is part of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Terminal Defense Segment (TDS) of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). It represents a lower tier theater missile defense (TMD) system building on the previous Patriot air and missile defense infrastructure. The weapon system can defeat tactical ballistic and cruise missiles as well as aircraft.

PAC-3 is a hit-to-kill projectile that primarily uses kinetic energy to destroy its...

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