Patriot Missile System

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The Patriot Missile System

Patriot Missile Systems the Beginning of Effective Missile Defense Technology
The Patriot missile systems used during the Gulf War brought the missile to international attention and admiration. It's 100 percent success rate during the Gulf War proved that missile defense was a necessary part of all future military defense development. In fact, the Patriot missile systems used help pave the way for more sophisticated and technologically advanced sea-based and land-based missile defense systems now in place protecting the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missile threats. The effectiveness of the Patriot missile systems used during the Gulf War proved that missile defense technology was not an "unproven" defensive measure capable of eliminating a threat to U.S. security.

With nuclear proliferation on the rise across the globe, missile defense installations are more important now than ever before. The proven effectiveness of the Patriot missile systems have given way to much more advanced and accurate missile defense systems in place today that are able to literally shoot a bullet out of the air with another bullet. The U.S. is working on increasing its land and sea-based missile defense systems worldwide, and is also continuing development of a space-based missile defense system. Nations hostile to the U.S. are aggressively seeking nuclear weapons to use against the U.S. and its allies. These newest missile defense installations are essential in protecting America against multiple nuclear weapons threats worldwide.

For more on the Patriot missile system and other defensive weapons the U.S. military is developing, read the article Congress Bickered Over Weapons Now Proving Themselves in the Gulf  HERE. The continued development and implementation of the newest advanced missile defense systems are essential in securing America's safety in the years to come. The Patriot missile system started the success which is only being built upon today.