|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)||288 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)||$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|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Manufacturer:||Lockheed Martin, Raytheon|
|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)|
|Guidance System:||Inertial/Active milimeter wave radar, terminal homing|
|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|
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