Netherlands Advance Missile Defense Technology with Procurement of PAC-3 MSE

The Netherlands has purchased Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors with dual-pulse solid rocket motors that provide increased performance in altitude and range to defend against incoming threats By DA Reporter / 10 Sep 2021
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U.S. and Dutch officials have formalized an agreement for the Netherlands to purchase Lockheed Martin‘s PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors and related support equipment, with the Netherlands becoming the 12th customer of PAC-3 MSE and advancing its missile defense technology from the PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) that the country acquired in 2004.

An evolution of the battle-proven PAC-3 CRI, the PAC-3 MSE boasts a dual-pulse solid rocket motor, providing increased performance in altitude and range to defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft.

“We’re honored to continue to partner with the Netherlands, our first PAC-3 international customer, for their missile defense capabilities,” said Brenda Davidson, vice president of PAC-3 Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. 

“PAC-3 MSE is known around the world for its reliability and performance using Hit-to-Kill technology to ensure our customers remain ready to defend in 21st century warfare.”

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