QatarÂ will purchase the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)Â PAC-3 Missile and associated command launch systemÂ for the country’s air forceÂ under an initial contract.
The company said WednesdayÂ that Qatar is itsÂ eighth international customer for the PAC-3 missile system.
PAC-3 works to provide “hit-to-kill” capability, saidÂ Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control segment.
Lockheed, the PAC-3 prime contractor, will manufacture the missilesÂ at its facilities across the U.S.
PAC-3Â is part of the Patriot air defense system, which works to counter threats such as ballistic and cruise missiles and other aircraft, Lockheed said.