Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] PAC-3 missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) in a Lower Tier Project Office flight test recently at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., company officials said.

The test mission objectives focused on reducing risk for a flight test of the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) scheduled later this year.

During the test, two PAC-3 missiles were ripple-fired in the test per current Army doctrine.

The first interceptor destroyed the target and the second PAC-3 missile self-destructed as planned.

“Today’s flight test provided us the opportunity to demonstrate the PAC-3 missile against a challenging TBM target,” said Richard McDaniel, vice president of PAC-3 Missile programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Our preliminary data indicate that all objectives were achieved.”