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MEADS On The Most Important Battlefield – Germany

Germany have not decided yet about the direction for modernization of their air defense, a program called TLVS or Tactical Air Defense System (Ger: Taktisches LuftVerteidigunsSystem). In practical terms, there are only two options under consideration at the moment. The obstacle for the decision was a review of all modernization programs conducted on behalf of […]Read More »

Patriot In, MEADS Out For Poland’s Missile Defense System Competition

Jen Judson Posted on InsideDefense.com: July 9, 2014 Poland earlier this month selected offerings from Raytheon and the Eurosam consortium of Thales and MBDA to remain in its competition for a new air and missile defense system, ousting Lockheed Martin’s Medium Extended Air Defense System as well as Israel’s David’s Sling from further consideration. “We […]Read More »

MEADS Director: We’re Already There, Where Our Competitors Will Arrive Tomorrow

The offer for Poland is treated by the consortium very seriously. Upon all the reasons mentioned above – as a potential buyer – we are important for achieving a production success by the program, but also Poland is the first place for MEADS vs Patriot rivalry in history. The consortium is aware of its rising […]Read More »

Interview With Gregory Kee

Interview printed in the April issue of Europäische Sicherheit und Technik, a leading German trade magazine. Interview with Gregory Kee, General Manager NAMEADSMA (NATO Medium Extended Air Defence Design and Development, Production and Logistics Management Agency), Huntsville Alabama Q. In letters to U.S. defense officials, defense leaders of Germany and Italy have stressed the importance […]Read More »

U.S. Military Needs Improved Missile Defense Technology

For the last decade, the U.S. military and most of the national security hierarchy justifiably have been focused on winning the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the world has not remained static during this period. Iran and North Korea have made significant improvements to their nuclear programs and various delivery capabilities. The United States […]Read More »

Successful MEADS Test Delivers Cost-Effective Option For U.S.

(In an editorial published at The Hill, Retired Army LTG Dennis Cavin addresses benefits of MEADS flight test success. The article appears at http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/190447-successful-meads-test-delivers-cost-effective-option) Congratulations to the tri-national team for last week’s simultaneous destruction of a Lance tactical ballistic missile and an unmanned QF-4 aircraft above the White Sands Missile Range that marked continued flight […]Read More »

National Leaders Agree “We Need MEADS”

Leaders in the U.S., Germany, and Italy know the capability difference MEADS provides, and how MEADS will reduce O&S costs through savings on manpower, repair, and airlift.Read More »

Yesterday’s Patriot Falls Short Of Today’s Requirements

In laying out a case for Patriot (“What the Patriot Missile Deployment to Turkey Tells Us About Future Weapons Procurement in an Age of Austerity,” Roll Call, Feb. 21), John Hulsman failed to consider the Army’s now-urgent air and missile defense requirements. A war is being waged over the Army’s future relevance in AMD as […]Read More »

New Air Defense System Demonstrates Agility In Test

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) that the U.S. Army has been developing in concert with two allies demonstrated last week why backers believe it is superior to the service’s existing Patriot system. In a proof-of-concept test at the White Sands Missile Range…Read More »

MEADS Successfully Intercepts Air-Breathing Target At White Sands Missile Range

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) detected, tracked, intercepted and destroyed an air-breathing target in its first-ever intercept flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test achieved all criteria for success.Read More »


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