MIM-104D/E Patriot PAC-2 GEM

Operator: Kuwait UAE Israel Saudi Arabia Qatar
Status: In Service In Service In Service In Service Undergoing Delivery
Number: 6 radars & control stations* 5 radars & control stations* 8 radars & control stations* 3 radars & control stations Part of PAC-3 package which includes 10 systems operating AN/MPQ-65 radars*
37 launchers 44 launchers for PAC-2 & PAC-3 missile canisters
(missile numbers based on amount purchased) 209 missiles 316 missiles 100+ missiles 300 missiles 246 missiles
Cost: Part of $5.1 billion deal (2010 & 2012) Part of $9 billion deal (2007); 100 additional missiles bought as part of $2 billion package (2017) Unknown Part of $1.830 billion deal (2011 & 2012) Part of $2.4 billion deal (December 2014)
Acquired: 2011 2012 2011-2012 2015-?
General Specs:
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: Raytheon, Lockheed Martin
Introduced: 1995
Class: Low-high altitude air defense
Range: Up to 100 miles (160 km)
Altitude: Max 78,740 ft (24 km)
Warhead: HE Blast/Frag 185 lbs (84 kg) w/ proximity fuze
Speed: 3,806 mph (Mach 5)
Weight: 1,984.2 lbs (900 kg)
Length: 17 ft (5.18 m)
Diameter: 16 in (41 cm)
Propellant: Solid propellant
Guidance System: Semi-active homing
Accuracy:
Radar(s): AN/MPQ-53 phased-array radar or capable with PAC-3 AN/MPQ-65 phased-array radars
Launch Platform: M901 mobile launching station
Missiles Per Launcher: 4 (1 per canister)
Operators (crew): AN/MSQ-104 Engagement Control Station (ECS) with 3-4 people
Miscellaneous: Except for manned ECS, mostly autonomous
Notes: *Also operate PAC-3 missiles

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Lockheed Awarded $1.4 Billion to Provide Patriot Missiles to the U.S. Military, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Others

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