Patriot shoots down electronic-jamming aircraft target in test of major software upgrade

By Jason Sherman / February 20, 2024 at 1:38 PM
The Defense Department has improved the Patriot lower-tier air and missile shield, boosting the system's ability to search, discriminate and destroy tactical ballistic missiles as well as demonstrating a new capability to fend off electronic attack while hunting down enemy threats. The Director of Operational Test and Evaluation disclosed the previously unreported development in a report to Congress and the defense secretary last month , revealing the results of a developmental test of a major Patriot software upgrade called Post...

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