360-Degree Point of View

Proven, Not Promises

By Dave Berganini President, MEADS International Fifteen years ago, the US and Germany decided to replace their 40-year-old Patriot systems. Frustrated with Patriot’s flaws during combat in Iraq, warfighters agreed they needed a new system to defeat next-generation threats in 21st century combat scenarios. The answer was MEADS, which is designed for greater transportability and […]Read More »

Truth or Patriot Next Gen?

By Dave Berganini President, MEADS International In a Fakt magazine article on 21 July, Raytheon Director Joe DeAntona challenged retired Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg’s concerns about the Patriot Missile System. While it is clear that we have different views regarding which system is best for Poland’s Wisła medium-range air defense program, this article included […]Read More »

Partial Protection for Poland?

By Howard B. Bromberg Vice President and Deputy for Strategy and Business Development, Air and Missile Defense Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Last year, the Patriot program celebrated its 50th anniversary, and today Poland is being offered the PDB-8 upgrade version of the Patriot missile system. Offering the newest configuration could lead to the […]Read More »

A MEADS Perspective on Poland’s Wisła Program

By Dave Berganini President, MEADS International The Wisła medium-range air defense program is essential for the security of Poland, both for the air defense protection it will provide and for the enabling technology it will bring to Polish industry. The MEADS team is pleased to again be in direct discussions with the Ministry of National […]Read More »

Assessing 360-Degree Radars for AMD

By Dave Berganini President, MEADS International Since 2014, news releases and interviews have touted Raytheon’s company-funded 360-degree radar concept for the Patriot Missile System. Is it as good as it sounds? Only MEADS has successfully developed, integrated, and system-tested 360-degree air and missile defense radars – under contract and to the specifications of three NATO […]Read More »

MEADS Cost Savings

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Poland’s Rocket Dilemma

By Dave Berganini, Rzeczpospolita daily, Sept. 15, 2015 The MEADS system is Patriot Next Generation’s real competitor in the development of Poland’s shield – writes MEADS International president Dave Berganini In April this year, Raytheon’s Patriot was selected as the basis for Poland’s Wisla medium-range air defense system. In June, Germany announced that MEADS would be […]Read More »

Putting Raytheon’s Wisła Claims to the Test

By Dave Berganini President, MEADS International We have reviewed the article published 13 April in Rzeczpospolita by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Vice President John P. Baird. Mr. Baird attempts to scold Dr. Karkoszka by saying “during such an important program like the Wisła, it is extremely important that all sides have the most recent data, […]Read More »

Strength Through Partnership

Remarks by Martin J. Coyne Director AMD Business Development, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control The Berlin Security Conference Berlin, Germany December 2, 2014  Good afternoon. On behalf of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, it is our pleasure to be part of this year’s Berlin Security Conference. Today represents our first participation in this conference and […]Read More »

MEADS is a Very Real Option for Missile Defense

(MI President Dave Berganini recently responded to an article in the Washington Examiner that accused MEADS of being a paper system. It appears at http://washingtonexaminer.com/meads-is-a-very-real-option-for-missile-defense/article/2548350 ) In his Washington Examiner article of 6 May (Now Is No Time for the U.S. to be a Missile Defense Paper Tiger), John Hulsman spends a lot of time […]Read More »

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