Russian disinformation about Raytheon’s Patriot Missile system is countered with this fact sheet.
The Patriot has been used and extensively fired in combat conditions with outstanding results. Compare and contrast this to the Russian S-400.
MYTH: Patriot is an outdated system with obsolete technology.
FACT: Patriot is the most advanced air and missile defense system in the world. Air and missile threats are changing constantly and Patriot has continuously improved its capability to stay ahead of these threats. Some of the planned and implemented advancements include: n Radar Digital Processor (RDP) n Modern Adjunct Processor (MAP) n Software Post Deployment Build-7 (PDB-7) n Sophisticated classification, discrimination and identification algorithms n Integration of multiple missiles including the latest Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) n Extensively validated system modeling, simulation and evaluation tools to accurately predict performance n GaN-based AESA technology n Common command and control Patriot is also the system of choice for some of the most developed and well resourced countries of the world — ones who exist in the presence of active ballistic missile threats.
MYTH: The U.S. Army has decided not to fund Patriot modernization.
FACT: The U.S. Army has committed to fielding Patriot through 2048 and beyond. Patriot is continually upgraded and tested, with U.S. Army oversight, to stay ahead of evolving threats. As a result, Congress appropriated more than $241 million for Patriot in 2015 with additional money appropriated (increased) for Patriot modifications to meet the Army’s current need. Continued research and development funding for Patriot ensures that the U.S. Army has the ability to prepare for future software updates. In addition, the number of Global Patriot customers continues to grow with…
Fact sheet available at: https://www.raytheon.com/sites/default/files/2017-12/Patriot_for_Poland_Facts.pdf