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) 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
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

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