MIM-104F Patriot PAC-3

Operator: UAE Saudi Arabia Qatar Kuwait Israel
Status: In Service In Service Undergoing Delivery In Service In Service
Number: 5 radars & control stations* 8 radars & control stations* 10 radars & control stations* 4 radars & control stations* 3 radars & control stations*
37 launchers 44 launching stations 20 launch stations
(missile numbers based on amount purchased) 348 missiles 202+ missiles (320 on order) 768 missiles (246 PAC-2 GEM-T missiles also bought) 244 missiles 100+ missiles
Cost: $1.48 billion (2011); 60 additional missile purchased as part of $2 billion package (2017) $1.7 billion (2011); $2 billion (2015) $2.4 billion Part of $5.563 billion deal (2007 & 2012) $164 million
Acquired: 2012 Upgrade ordered: 2011, Additional fire units purchased in 2015 Announced March 2014, signed December 2014, First deliveries late 2015 Planned completion: June 30, 2016 2008
General Specs:
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon
Introduced: 1999
Class: Medium/high altitude air defense specializing in anti-ballistic missile defense
Range: up to 49,215 ft (15 km)
Altitude: up to 49,215 ft (15 km)
MSE: 72,178.5 ft (22 km)
Warhead: Hit-to-kill 161 lbs (73 kg)
Speed: 3,806+ mph (Mach 5+)
Weight: 688 lbs (312 kg)
MSE: 682 lbs (306 kg)
Length: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Diameter: 10 in (25 cm)
Propellant: Solid Propellant
Guidance System: Inertial/Active milimeter wave radar, terminal homing
Accuracy:
Radar(s): AN/MPQ-65 phased-array radar (G/H-band frequency)
Radar range: 62+ miles (100+ km)
Launch Platform: M902 mobile launching station
Missiles Per Launcher: 16 (4 missiles per cannister, typically 4 cannisters per launcher)
Operators (crew): AN/MSQ-104 Engagement Control Station (ECS) with 3-4 people
Miscellaneous: Except for manned ECS, mostly autonomous
Notes: MSE=Missile Segment Enhancment
*Also operate PAC-2 GEM missiles

 Sources:

Lockheed Martin Awarded $25 Million to Provide Patriot PAC-3 Missile Redesign to Qatar

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State Department Approves $2 Billion Sale of Patriot Missiles to the UAE

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Raytheon Awarded $87 Million to Provide Patriot Missile Assistance and Advice to the UAE

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded an $87,318,240 modification (PZ0005) to foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W31P4Q-16-C-0029 for advice and assistance in the training, planning, fielding, deployment, operation, maintenance and sustainment of the PATRIOT air defense system, associated equipment, and logistics support elements. Work will be performed in United Arab Emirates, with an […]

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Raytheon Awarded $1 Billion to Provide Qatar an Early Warning Radar System

Raytheon Co., Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $1,066,297,129 fixed-price, incentive-firm letter contract for a Qatar early warning radar system. Contractor will provide an early warning radar system that will be integrated into the Qatar integrated air and missile defense enterprise. Work will be performed at Woburn, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by […]

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Raytheon Awarded $12.6 Million to Provide Patriot Missile Engineering Services to Israel, Kuwait, Others

Raytheon, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $12,552,161 modification (P00038) to foreign military sales (Taiwan, Spain, Kuwait, Israel) contract W31P4Q-14-C-0093 for procurement of engineering services for calendar year 2016 for the  PATRIOT.  Work will be performed in multiple locations with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the […]

Raytheon Awarded $9 Million to Develop a Air and Missile Defense Operations Center for Qatar

Raytheon Co. – Integrated Defense System, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $9,093,075 modification (P00011) to previously awarded contract FA8730-15-C-0002 for Qatar Air and Missile Defense Operations Center. Contractor will provide procurement of Foreign Military Sales Cross Domain Solutions development to System Verification Test. Work will be performed at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and is expected to […]

Raytheon Awarded $163 Million to Provide Patriot Missile Training to the Qatar Emeri Air Force

Raytheon Co.-IDS, Andover, Maryland, was awarded a $163,272,761 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Qatar) contract for integrated air and missile defense; related miscellaneous training; english language training; a series of pre-PATRIOT military occupational specialty and Qatar specific PATRIOT training classes to the Qatar Emeri Air Force service members who are identified for the program.  Bids were […]

Lockheed Awarded $30 Million to Provide Patriot PAC-3 MSE System to Qatar for Flight Tests

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $29,589,754 modification (P0013) to foreign military sales contract (Qatar) W31P4Q-12-G-0001 for phased array tracking radar intercept on target, advanced capability three, and missile segment enhancement task order for Qatar flight test.  Work will be performed in multiple locations with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, […]

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IDEX 2015: Middle East Arms Market Remains Strong

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Qatar’s Arms Bonanza

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