The Patriot missile itself is a surface-to-air missile that is designed to intercept and destroy incoming missiles. It is equipped with a high-explosive warhead that can destroy a target on impact. The radar system is responsible for detecting incoming missiles, while the control center tracks them and decides which missiles to intercept. The Patriot missile system is capable of detecting and tracking multiple targets simultaneously. It can also engage both aircraft and missiles at the same time.
The MIM-104 Patriot missile system is its advanced radar system, which is capable of detecting and tracking incoming missiles from long distances. This gives the system ample time to react and engage the incoming threat, increasing its effectiveness and overall power.