Raytheon announces successful field surveillance missile defense test

The Raytheon Company announced on Wednesday the successful evaluation of its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System at White Sands Missile Range, which test-fired two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles at a single tactical missile target.

"Patriot's successful track record is testament to its continual testing and evolution," Vice President for Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems Business Ralph Acaba said. "Our customers have confidence in the Patriot systems they depend on to protect their nations from evolving threats. This test is just the latest of over 2,500 search track tests and more than 1,000 Patriot missiles that have been flight tested under real world combat and test conditions."

The demonstration was part of the Field Surveillance Program. Raytheon has participated in two FSPs this year; both were successful.

The Annual FSP demonstrations are intended to evaluate the performance and capabilities of fielded interceptors on the market. The interceptors are chosen at random.

The Patriot Air and Missile Defense System is one of the leading defense systems in the world. It protects against a range of threats, including aircrafts, cruise missiles, tactical ballistic missiles and automated aerial vehicles. The Patriot Air and Missile Defense System is used in 12 countries around the world, including the U.S., Japan and the Republic of Korea.