Boeing announced in a press release that it has been awarded contracts in the past year totaling $974 million to develop a next-generation seeker for the U.S. Army’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile system, as well as continue and expand production on current generations of the PAC-3 seeker, in Huntsville, Alabama, as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin.
The seeker provides guidance data to the PAC-3 Missile system, which has protected warfighters around the world from tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and hostile aircraft for nearly two decades.
“Boeing is proud to continue its 20-year history of delivering seekers in support of increasing and evolving air and missile defense needs,” said Robert Green, director of Boeing Integrated Air and Missile Defense. “We remain committed to ensuring that the servicewomen and men who rely on the PAC-3 have ready and reliable protection today – and modernized, next-generation capabilities that can outpace, out-innovate, deter and defeat emerging threats of tomorrow.”
Boeing has produced more than 4,000 PAC-3 Missile seekers since 2000 and recently set a new 12-month program production record in support of expanding air and missile defense requirements for the U.S, its allies and international partners worldwide – despite working amid physical distancing and other health and safety measures.