|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||216 missiles||100+ missiles||300 missiles||246 missiles|
|Cost:||Part of $5.1 billion deal (2010 & 2012)||Part of $9 billion deal (2007)||Unknown||Part of $1.830 billion deal (2011 & 2012)||Part of $2.4 billion deal (December 2014)|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Manufacturer:||Raytheon, Lockheed Martin|
|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)|
|Guidance System:||Semi-active homing|
|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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