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Lockheed Martin tested PAC-3 MSE interceptor missile

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Lockheed Martin tested PAC-3 MSE interceptor missile

Lockheed Martin announced the successful launch of the latest-generation interceptor missile PAC-3 MSE (Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement) at the White Sands (New Mexico) test site.


During the tests, the rocket successfully captured and hit two targets that mimic different types of targets.

Initially, two PAC-3 MSE missiles launched in a short sequence intercepted a target that simulates a modern tactical ballistic missile. The first MSE rocket successfully hit the target, and the second self-destructed as planned. The third PAC-3 MSE hit an unmanned target BQM-74, simulating a cruise missile.

According to the developers, the tests were carried out in order to obtain the final data necessary to demonstrate the readiness of the PAC-3 MSE project for mass production. According to a preliminary assessment, all the objectives of the tests were achieved.

PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE are among the most modern, efficient and reliable interceptor missiles. They are designed to destroy modern ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as other means of air attack.

SAMs using the PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE missiles have increased firepower with regard to the placement of the PAC-16 or 3 MSE on the 12 SAM missile in previous versions. The MSE PAC-2 rocket is housed in an individual transport and launch container.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 10 June 2013 11: 10
    +2
    Initially, two PAC-3 MSE missiles launched in a short sequence intercepted a target that simulates a modern tactical ballistic missile. The first MSE rocket successfully hit the target, and the second self-destructed as planned. The third PAC-3 MSE hit an unmanned target BQM-74, simulating a cruise missile.
    That is, in terms of ballistic launch, doubles ... Yes, they are very rapidly progressing in the development of missile defense
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 10 June 2013 11: 17
      +3
      The enemy does not sleep!
    2. Atlon
      Atlon 10 June 2013 12: 08
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      That is, in terms of ballistic launch, doubles ... Yes, they are very rapidly progressing in the development of missile defense

      Not everything is so simple ... And then, were there beacons on the targets? Who knows...
    3. Papakiko
      Papakiko 10 June 2013 12: 17
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      Yes, they are progressing very quickly in the development of missile defense

      The first MSE rocket successfully hit the target, and the second self-destructed, as planned.
      I hope they will be able to block all missiles for co-elimination after exiting the launch container, such as it was intended.

      During the tests, Rocket successfully captured and hit two targets, imitating targets of various types.
      The rocket is a beast, everyone was struck and captured.
      1. Komodo
        Komodo 10 June 2013 13: 41
        0
        And the targets were with anti-missile defense system? Or the joy of what about the hit?
  2. Vadivak
    Vadivak 10 June 2013 11: 14
    +2
    SAM, using PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE modification missiles,

    It looks like another test. This upgraded Patriot was successfully tested in 2011,
  3. Vtel
    Vtel 10 June 2013 11: 19
    15
    We, too, can’t eat cabbage soup:
    Concern "Almaz-Antey" has begun construction of a new plant for the production of aerospace defense equipment. The enterprise will appear on the basis of the Nizhny Novgorod Machine-Building Plant and in 2015 will be able to start production of the latest S-500 Prometey anti-aircraft missile systems, which will form the basis of a unified anti-missile defense system in Russia. The new complex will be able to detect and simultaneously hit up to 10 ballistic hypersonic targets flying at speeds up to seven kilometers per second. In addition, Prometheus will be able to intercept the warheads of cruise missiles and act as an anti-aircraft system. For these purposes, the complex will receive a command post KP 55K6MA, a 91N6AM radar, as well as a PU 51P6M launcher armed with 40N6M missiles.
    1. evgenii67
      evgenii67 10 June 2013 11: 38
      +4
      Hello everyone!
      Quote: Vtel
      and already in 2015 will be able to start production of the latest S-500 Prometey anti-aircraft missile systems

      we can count the S-400 on the fingers, let's not scream prematurely, we still need to survive until the 15th year
      Quote: Tarpon
      "Topols" and "Yars" are not afraid of them.

      would our anti-missile defense policies boom if they weren’t really scary?
  4. Tarpon
    Tarpon 10 June 2013 11: 19
    0
    PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE are among the most modern, efficient and reliable interceptor missiles. They are designed to destroy modern ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as other means of air attack.

    "Topols" and "Yars" are not afraid of them.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 10 June 2013 11: 23
      +2
      Quote: Tarpon
      "Topols" and "Yars" are not afraid of them.


      On a new rocket in general, with a dozen warheads, go figure out which is false and which is not
      1. viktorR
        viktorR 10 June 2013 11: 43
        0
        Yes, they didn’t work on the MBR, but on something like a scad
        completed the interception of a target imitating a modern tactical ballistic missile
  5. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 10 June 2013 12: 00
    +1
    It looks like they are preparing against the Iskander. Exactly, - "The enemy does not sleep"
    1. Tarpon
      Tarpon 10 June 2013 12: 23
      +3
      Quote: Starover_Z
      It looks like they are preparing against the Iskander. Exactly, - "The enemy does not sleep"

      Against Iskander-K equipped with a cruise missile, to be precise.
      They will not be able to intercept the Iskander-M missile maneuvering at hypersonic speed.
      1. Atrix
        Atrix 10 June 2013 12: 58
        -3
        Quote: Tarpon
        Quote: Starover_Z
        It looks like they are preparing against the Iskander. Exactly, - "The enemy does not sleep"

        Against Iskander-K equipped with a cruise missile, to be precise.
        They will not be able to intercept the Iskander-M missile maneuvering at hypersonic speed.

        Have you personally checked? Or is it said on the first channel? And when did Russia get a hypersonic rocket? What kind of posts are there without the slightest proof, give an example of the impossibility of intercepting Iskander with PAC-3 MSE class missiles or is it from the same story that the S-400 will not be able to shoot down NATO planes because there are no downed planes?
        1. 11 black
          11 black 10 June 2013 13: 39
          +7
          Quote: Atrix
          Have you personally checked? Or is it said on the first channel? And when did Russia get a hypersonic rocket? What kind of posts without the slightest proof

          comrade, probably meant that the Iskander M missile can maneuver at supersonic speed with overloads of up to 30G + jamming enemy radars and rejecting false targets in the final flight phase. Considering that the maximum lateral overload of a patriot is also 30G, he will always lag behind the Iskander maneuver (to intercept a missile you need at least 1,5 times more maneuverability, with the same maneuverability of an anti-missile and a missile, the chance of interception is minimal, and with active interference and false targets it is almost impossible) so that yes - the patriot is not afraid of Iskander! soldier
          1. Tarpon
            Tarpon 10 June 2013 13: 43
            +1
            11 black
            That's right !!!
          2. Atrix
            Atrix 10 June 2013 13: 54
            -1
            Quote: 11 black
            comrade, probably meant that the Iskander M missile can maneuver at supersonic speed with overloads of up to 30G + jamming enemy radars and rejecting false targets in the final flight phase. Considering that the maximum lateral overload of a patriot is also 30G, he will always lag behind the Iskander maneuver (to intercept a missile you need at least 1,5 times more maneuverability, with the same maneuverability of an anti-missile and a missile, the chance of interception is minimal, and with active interference and false targets it is almost impossible) so that yes - the patriot is not afraid of Iskander!

            I understand what a person wants to say. Let's be objective, the first combat use of the Iskander against Petriot was not, the second you give examples of old Patriots missiles, and you can’t know the new PAC-3 MSE missiles, and you can’t say anything with the same confidence as you say if you are a sane person . Third, you can’t give a hand on cutting off everything that you wrote about Iskander, since its characteristics of overcoming air defense are also classified. All I want to say is that you do not need to write hat-writing posts about the fact that Iskander is not afraid of the Patriots. This is the same thing that we are not afraid of the US missile defense, but the government is opposed to building a missile defense. So are we afraid about or not?
            1. afire
              afire 10 June 2013 14: 27
              +4
              Quote: Atrix
              So are we afraid about or not?

              your logic is strange, in your opinion let them overtake us on all sides, but why be afraid ... the effect of the patriots is 0.
              and how rash they scattered their heads along our borders? you need to be a boob to endure this, even from a principled position!
        2. Tarpon
          Tarpon 10 June 2013 13: 55
          +3
          Quote: Atrix
          ... And when did Russia have a hypersonic missile? ...

          Hypersonic speed (GS) in aerodynamics - speeds that far exceed the speed of sound in the atmosphere. Since the 1970s, the concept is usually referred to as supersonic speeds above 5 Mach numbers
          The speed of sound in the atmosphere is about 330 m / s, the flight speed of the Iskander-M missile is 2100 m / s, and now we are counting.
    2. CAMS
      CAMS 10 June 2013 13: 20
      +3
      to intercept, the anti-missile iskander will experience such overloads that are incompatible with normal functioning; in other words, it simply falls apart
      1. Atrix
        Atrix 10 June 2013 13: 40
        -6
        Quote: KAMS
        to intercept, the anti-missile iskander will experience such overloads that are incompatible with normal functioning; in other words, it simply falls apart

        Give an example? How can one affirm something if there are no practical examples. Here are their performance characteristics of Iskander missiles
        Airspeed - 2100 m / s
        Speed ​​at the target - 700-800 m / s
        Maximum overloads during the flight - 20-30G
        Characteristics of the old MIM-104C (PAC-2) missiles
        Max. MIM-104C 5 Mach flight speed
        Max. transverse overload: 30 g
        And still I want to see the materials on which you made such a conclusion?
        And for those who are negative, give examples of overcoming air defense missiles Iskander.
        1. 11 black
          11 black 10 June 2013 13: 49
          +1
          Quote: Atrix
          And for those who are negative, give examples of overcoming air defense missiles Iskander.
          Well, you have a logic - in this case, give an example of intercepting Iskander missiles by patriots ...
          1. Atrix
            Atrix 10 June 2013 14: 00
            -5
            Quote: 11 black
            Quote: Atrix
            And for those who are negative, give examples of overcoming air defense missiles Iskander.
            Well, you have a logic - in this case, give an example of intercepting Iskander missiles by patriots ...

            Well, somewhere I wrote that Patriot will be able to intercept missiles with 100% probability?
            They will not be able to intercept the Iskander-M missile maneuvering at hypersonic speed.

            Did I write this statement? If a person makes such a statement, he probably has practical data on the shooting of Iskanders against Patriot. The USA also says that their missiles can shoot down ballistic missiles and maneuvering missiles, but you don’t believe their words, then why do you trust a statement of this type on our part?
        2. Sinbad
          Sinbad 10 June 2013 13: 58
          +3
          If such examples appear, it is unlikely that anyone will have to discuss it somewhere.
        3. CAMS
          CAMS 11 June 2013 03: 46
          0
          you yourself write overloads 20-30zh to bring down such a missile missile should experience an overload of 2-2,5 times more please take a word I read about it in some magazine but this is a fact
  6. Strashila
    Strashila 10 June 2013 12: 08
    0
    In general, it is necessary to carry out the development of anti-aircraft missile defense with a range of about 3000-4000 km, using the same Sineva as a carrier, only in ground-based containers. That’s the tactic of the last carriers of various liberal values ​​to use the airspace of neutral countries, and they could even get them on their Territories. Yes, and the Arctic with something to cover.
  7. Wedmak
    Wedmak 10 June 2013 12: 14
    +2
    In general, it is necessary to carry out the development of air defense missile defense with a range of about 3000-4000 km, using the same Sineva as a carrier

    Something I faintly imagine such a complex. The question immediately arises, not just about pointing, but about finding a target at such a range from the ground.
    1. Russian sniper
      Russian sniper 10 June 2013 12: 47
      0
      But what about the new Voronezh-type radars in meter, decimeter and millimeter ranges?
  8. Tarpon
    Tarpon 10 June 2013 12: 28
    +3
    Quote: evgenii67
    would our anti-missile defense policies boom if they weren’t really scary?

    They are dangerous to our "strategists" at the acceleration stage, placed nearby.
    We have two ways:
    1. To fight by political methods against the deployment of missile defense at our borders.
    2. Transfer of launching sites deep into the Russian territory.
  9. Suhov
    Suhov 10 June 2013 12: 33
    +1
    The MSE PAC-3 missile is located in individual launch container.

    They copy us, $$ tsuki.
  10. cartridge
    cartridge 10 June 2013 12: 36
    0
    God is not with them! He is with us! In air defense they can’t catch us!
  11. Orel
    Orel 10 June 2013 12: 41
    +5
    The US is gradually opening Pandora's Box, developing its global missile defense system. World stability and the prevention of a major war were maintained only at the expense of guarantees of mutual destruction between the nuclear powers, if this balance is upset, it is difficult to even imagine what could happen. Of course, the desire of the United States to protect itself from missile threats in the light of the fact that missile technologies and even nuclear weapons may become available to many countries in the near future is understandable. But still ... If the missile defense system were built jointly under the auspices of the UN, then the situation might be different, and so we need to invent our own missile defense system or to counter it.
  12. nikkon09
    nikkon09 10 June 2013 13: 01
    +1
    ShturmKGB
    The enemy does not sleep!

    Yes, and to us something is not a spoke recently. Intuition suggests that it is not with China but with us that the Yankees are preparing to cross swords ...
  13. True
    True 10 June 2013 13: 13
    -1
    Prepare for war with everyone at once.
  14. Gooch
    Gooch 10 June 2013 14: 42
    0
    bit materiel.




    I don’t always understand why the Americans paint the rockets so beautifully, that the Patriot’s, that the tomahawks, and everything is painted like that, and a bunch of inscriptions and advertising logos are stuck, I understand that it’s aesthetically pleasing and looks more impressive, but why? it will still explode and turn into a pile of burnt metal, why waste paint? lol
  15. gregor6549
    gregor6549 10 June 2013 16: 58
    +1
    Why be surprised? There is a systematic modernization of one of the main complexes of the US missile defense system in the hope that it will be able to compete on an equal footing with the Topols, Yars Iskanders, etc. It is difficult to say how the Americans will manage to say, but their efforts are noticeable. This is not the main thing. The main thing is that even with the most advanced missile defense systems of all types of basing (ground, air, sea, space), none of the parties to a possible conflict will be able to intercept 100% of missiles in a massive raid. God forbid, intercept 50-70 percent. percent is quite enough to completely stop discussions on this issue. There will be no one to debate. In this regard, all reflections on who scares whom and who will be afraid of whom is nothing more than pouring from empty to empty. We need a clear understanding that all these complexes, if they are suitable for something, then, to intercept single and rather primitive missiles that can be launched by countries such as Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, etc.