Advanced PAC-3 Intercepts Target in White Sands Test

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An advanced version of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile intercepted a target simulating a tactical ballistic missile in a recent test conducted at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range, according to an April 13 press release from Aerojet, the Sacramento, Calif.-based company that provided the advanced solid rocket motor propulsion system for the rocket.

The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missile used in the guided test flight is meant to give the interceptor more range and maneuverability against faster and more sophisticated ballistic and cruise missiles.