MEADS Faces an Uncertain Future

The NATO-managed Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) project, which is being jointly developed by Italy, Germany and the United States, may be dramatically restructured or possibly cancelled due to changing U.S. requirements. The U.S. Army plans to revise its requirements on specific components of MEADS, introducing changes that are not compatible with the common trilateral programme goals. The U.S. Army plans to incorporate all its air and missile defence systems into the national I...
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