Lockheed Martin ALHTK (sometimes spelled Lockheed Martin Air Launched Hit To Kill) is a Lockheed Martin program sponsored by the USAF and Missile Defense Agency. ALHTK mounts the PAC-3 missile on the wing of an F-15 by using an external shell in the shape of a fuel tank to house the PAC-3 missile. The F-15 was fielded by the US Air Force in 1976, and the PAC-3 by the US Army in 1999. The PAC-3 missile has been used successfully in operations in Iraq. The combined ALHTK system engages ballistic missiles in both the boost and terminal phases of ballistic flight. MDA has supported this work since 2005.
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