MEADS Gets Go-Ahead to Move to Next Stage

The multinational Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) programme has successfully completed its subsystem design reviews and production is cleared for its major components. Completing these initial evaluations also clears MEADS to begin a series of system-level reviews that will conclude in August 2010 and lead to the programme’s first flight tests, scheduled for 2012. The United States funds 58 percent of the MEADS programme, while Germany and Italy provide 25 percent and 17 perce...
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