Sunday, August 26, 2007

Israel To Buy Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missile

The Israeli Air Force, will be purchasing the new Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile from Lockheed Martin.

The PAC-3 is a small but highly agile, kinetic kill interceptor for defense against tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and air-breathing threats. The PAC-3 seeks and destroys its target by direct body to body impact.

Currently Israel is utilizing the older model equipped with 4 Interceptors, PAC-3 is equipped with 16 missiles.

The decision to acquire the new missile is based upon the fact that Syria and Iran have now executed an agreement forming a joint military alliance and that Syria has acquired longer range missiles that may strike throughout Israel.