Boeing Expanding Capacity for Advanced PAC-3 Missile Seeker Production

U.S. based Boeing has undertaken a 35,000-square-foot expansion of its Huntsville factory that produces the (Patriot Advanced Capability-3) PAC-3 missile seeker.

The expansion will enable Boeing to increase annual PAC-3 missile seeker production by more than 30% to meet increasing air and missile defense needs worldwide.

The Boeing-built seeker provides guidance data to the PAC-3 interceptor used by the Patriot surface-to-air defense system, enabling it to identify, track and intercept advanced air and missile threats.

Noteworthy, the company recently delivered the 5,000th PAC-3 seeker.

To be noted that since 2010, Boeing has invested more than $100 million to improve its Huntsville facilities in support of the PAC-3 program. 

Boeing has produced and sustained PAC-3 seekers as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin for more than 20 years. 

Since 2021, Boeing has been awarded more than $2 billion in contracts for seeker production, as well as to develop a next-generation seeker that is digitally-engineered to ensure effectiveness against evolving threats.

The expanded facility is expected to be operational in early 2027.

Earlier this year, Boeing opened a 9,000-square-foot expansion of the Huntsville Electronics Center of Excellence — a state-of-the-art facility that produces essential hardware for PAC-3 seekers and other Boeing systems.