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  1. 2008.10.21 :: 독일도 PAC-3요격 성공...
  2. 2008.03.14 :: 이스라엘, 공중방어망 아이언 돔 수출모색
독일이야기 2008.10.21 21:18

U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin Support Second Successful International PAC-3 Missile Test at White Sands Missile Range

DALLAS, TX, October 16th, 2008 --

Airmen of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe), supported by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the U.S. Army Lower Tier Project Office, successfully conducted the second international PAC-3 Missile flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, NM. The test successfully fired a PAC-3 Missile from a German PATRIOT fire unit with Configuration-3 upgrades.

The test demonstrated the Patriot Configuration-3 upgrades to the German PATRIOT ground system, which includes the PAC-3 Missile Segment launcher electronics and the Fire Solution Computer that are necessary to launch PAC-3 Missiles. This was the first time a German PATRIOT launcher had executed a PAC-3 Missile launch.

"Today's successful flight test marks another significant milestone for both the Program Executive Office Missiles and Space and our allies," said Lt. Col. Anthony Brown, PAC-3 Product Manager. "We continue to build on the legacy of this superb weapon system as a key element for the free world's defense."

"Our German partners have taken an important step in improving their air and missile defense capability with the Patriot PAC-3 System," said Mike Trotsky, vice president Air & Missile Defense Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "We are very proud to support our German allies in this the second international PAC-3 Missile test."

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, is prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade to the Patriot air defense system. The PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade consists of the highly agile PAC-3 Missile interceptor, the PAC-3 Missile canister which contains four missiles in the same footprint as one Patriot legacy missile, the Fire Solution Computer that provides engageability solutions and the Enhanced Launcher Electronics System (ELES), which interfaces with the entire family of PATRIOT missiles. These elements have been integrated into the German Patriot system, a high to medium altitude, long-range air defense missile system providing air defense of ground combat forces and high-value assets.

The PAC-3 Missile is the worlds most advanced, capable and lethal theater air defense missile. It is designed to counter the evolving Patriot Air Defense System threat spectrum: tactical ballistic missiles, evolving cruise missiles and fixed and rotary winged aircraft. PAC-3 Missiles significantly increase the Patriot systems firepower, since 16 PAC-3s load out on a Patriot launcher, compared with four legacy Patriot missiles.

Lockheed Martin achieved the first-ever hit-to-kill intercept in 1984 with the Homing Overlay Experiment, using force of impact alone to destroy a mock warhead outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Further development and testing produced todays PAC-3 Missile. The PAC-3 Missile has been a technology pathfinder for today's total conversion to kinetic energy interceptors for all modern missile defense systems.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile. It also has considerable experience in missile design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing. The company makes significant contributions to major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.

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밀리터리Rep 2008.03.14 13:17

이스라엘 공중방어망 아이언 돔 수출 모색

이스라엘이 이라크와 아프가니스탄에 주둔한 미군에 자국이 개발 중인 미사일 방어체계인 `아이언 돔'(Iron Dome)을 파는 방안을 타진할 예정이라고 예루살렘 포스트가 13일 보도했다.
`아이언 돔'은 이스라엘의 방산업체인 라파엘이 개발 중인 단거리 미사일 방어체계로, 이스라엘 국방부는 지난해부터 팔레스타인 무장세력과 레바논의 헤즈볼라가 보유한 로켓을 요격할 수 있는 `아이언 돔'의 구축을 추진하고 있다. 이스라엘은 올해부터 5년 간 이 시스템의 개발과 생산에 2억7천만 달러를 사용할 것으로 알려졌다.


이 신문은 이스라엘 국방부 관리가 미국 측과 이 문제를 논의하기 위해 내주 미국을 방문한다며 미군은 이라크와 아프간 저항세력의 로켓 공격을 막는 용도로 아이언 돔에 관심을 가질 것으로 이스라엘 관리들이 믿고 있다고 전했다.

한편 이스라엘과 미국은 지난 95년부터 10년 간 레이저로 미사일을 요격하는 공중 방어 체계인 `노틸러스'를 공동개발하는 프로젝트를 진행했으나 실용성이 떨어진다는 이유로 이 사업을 중단했으며, 이후 미국은 단독으로 노틸러스를 발전시킨 `스카이가드'를 개발 중이다.


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아이언 돔은 별거 아니다.
한국의 천마에 해당하는 단거리 요격 무기라고 보면 이해가 빠를 것이다. 천마처럼 단거리, 저고도의 미사일 혹은 로켓을 요격하는 무기체계가 아이언 돔이다. 미국은 어벤저라는 시스템이 있긴하지만, 노후화된 면이 있기 때문에 이를 대체하기 위해 이스라엘이 미국에게 사업을 제안하는 것으로 판단된다.

 

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