Lockheed Martin Corporation was awarded a contract modification, worth around $114 million, for accelerated delivery Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) missiles to United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The delivery, being conducted through U.S Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, will also include associated ground support equipment and initial spares. Fiscal 2020 missile procurement, Army funds for the amount were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Camden, Arkansas; Ocala, Florida; and Lufkin, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024.
The PAC-3 Missile is a small, highly agile, kinetic kill interceptor for defense against tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), cruise missiles and air-breathing threats. The PAC-3 Missile destroys its targets by direct, body-to-body impact.
The missile is the most mature hit-to-kill weapon system of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). It is now operational and fielded by the U.S. Army.