What Others are Saying

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 »

MEADS Surveillance Radar at AUSA

The MEADS Surveillance Radar (Low Frequency Sensor) appears at the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., on 22 October.Read More »

No End to Patriot’s $12 Billion Operating Cost Bill?

Last month, a Congressionally-mandated, Missile Defense Agency-funded National Research Council report stunned lawmakers by revealing the extraordinary cost to keep the Patriot missile system repaired and operating. It quoted U.S. Army sources saying that each Patriot battalion costs between $735 million and $809 million annually.Read More »

Antiquated Army Air Defenses Would Hobble Joint Force In The Pacific

After a decade of counter-insurgency warfare, the focus of U.S. military planning is returning to state-based threats. Whether President Obama is reelected or not, the joint force will be paying more attention to places like the Western Pacific and less attention to places like Afghanistan. Read More »

MEADS Multifunction Fire Control Radar Finishes Integration And Test Events At Italian Test Range

The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) has been integrated with a MEADS battle manager and launcher at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy.Read More »

MEADS: Defending More. Costing Less. An Interview With Marty Coyne

MEADS has been in development since September of 2004. What has been accomplished and how close is it to being completed? Read More »

MEADS Development Crucial To U.S. Defense

Former Representative Bob Barr’s (R–GA) criticism of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) anti-aircraft and missile program is understandable but misplaced. Read More »

Italian Minister Of Defense Urges U.S. To Complete the MEADS Development Program

At the Center for Strategic and International Studies on 30 April 2012, Italian Minister of Defense Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola spoke in response to questions about funding for the Medium Extended Air Defense System.Read More »


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