- Oct 14, 1999
Just heard on ABC News.
Originally posted by: Astaroth33
If true, it's almost seeming like the current generation Patriot missiles are perhaps a bit too effective, or more likely that IFF needs to be worked on somewhat.
Even the PAC-3's have warheads. It's mostly a marketing term. If you think the missile gets close enough to hit the target, you call it a "kinetic" hit-to-kill missile. I don't know if you guys remember the original Gulf War, but they used to say that those Patriots hit the incoming missile directly also. They used to say "like hitting a bullet with a bullet".Originally posted by: MadRat
PAC-3 are use kinetic energy to kill targets, true, but not previous versions. They never did say which type was fired.