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German GBAD competition gets testy

10th June 2015 - 15:23 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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The competition for the new Tactical Air Defence system to be fielded by the German Air Force is heating up.

And whilst the two main contenders (MBDA with Medium Extended Air Defense System, or MEADS; and Raytheon’s MIM-104 Patriot) are still in the fight, it raises questions about whether this will affect the procurement of air defence systems in neighbouring Poland and Italy.

Poland is looking for a replacement of its Narew short-range air and missile defence system as part of a new Polish Shield system. It already acquired Raytheon’s Patriot system for its Wisla medium-range system with a

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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