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MEADS named as candidate for Germany, Poland

9th January 2015 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


According to a 7 January Lockheed Martin press release, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) has been named a candidate in Germany and Poland.

MEADS has been named as a primary candidate for the German Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem (TLVS) next-generation air and missile defence system. MEADS International will also participate in discussions with the Polish Armament Inspectorate for the Narew short-range air defence system. This new system will be capable of destroying cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters and aircraft.

Also, MEADS may become the basis of a national defence system in Italy. Germany and Italy are expected to make formal decisions early in 2015, and a follow‐on plan is being developed for transition.

Volker Weidemann, executive vice president, MEADS International, said: 'We have built and tested a new generation of networked air and missile defence radars, launchers and battle managers.'

He added, 'MEADS is now ready for continuation programmes in Germany and Italy, and for Poland’s Narew programme.'

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