Lockheed Martin delivers 800th THAAD interceptor

Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 800th Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor to the Missile Defence Agency (MDA). THAAD is a highly effective, combat-proven defence capability against short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats, and is the only U.S. system designed to intercept targets outside and inside the atmosphere.


“With the delivery of the 800th THAAD interceptor, Lockheed Martin demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the MDA, and the service members who operate the system,” said Dan Nimblett, vice president of Upper Tier Integrated Air and Missile Defence. “Our production team and industry partners continue to ensure these deliveries are made on schedule with the highest quality standards to deter and stay ahead of advanced threats.”



In April, the MDA awarded Lockheed Martin a USD 180.3 million contract to produce additional interceptors and one-shot devices. The award marked the 15th lot of THAAD interceptors on order for the U.S. government and was a modification to the previous contract.

THAAD’s flight test success rate and combat-proven status continues to drive demand and demonstrates our global commitment to 21st Century Security. The THAAD Weapon System has a 100% flight test intercept record and in 2022, successfully demonstrated integration with the PAC-3 MSE interceptor.



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