19 Apr '17, 1am

See how we put our Patriot air & missile defense system through its paces:

In peace or war, Patriot is constantly tested and enhanced Share There’s nothing like a concept car, a glittering show vehicle that displays the technology dreams of automakers. Glittering, futuristic, they look great under spotlights on a rotating platform. But you don’t want to drive one down the highway until it’s been through rigorous testing. The same goes for the sophisticated Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System. Lives depend on it, and Raytheon is constantly upgrading the system to make sure it uses the very latest technology – and testing, testing, testing every aspect of its operation. “We’ve conducted more than 3,000 ground tests and 1,400 live fires for Patriot to date and I’m happy to say there will be countless more,” said Bill Tierney, director of testing for Patriot at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. “Each and every time we test or live-fi...

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