John M. Bailey

John M. Bailey (MS, electrical engineering, 1952) was technical director of the Patriot Missile Project for Martin Marietta in Orlando from 1966 until he joined the UT faculty two years later. The Patriot, built to replace the Hawk missile systems in the role of protecting armies, was deployed in 1990 and 1991 to knock Iraqi Scud missiles out of the Saudi Arabian and Israeli skies. Originally known as the SAM-D missile, the Patriot missile is highly computerized and can fly more than 3,000 miles per hour.

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  • Access Date October 25, 2021
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  • Date of Last Update October 3, 2018