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Friday, May 15, 2015

German defense ministry reportedly decides on 'Meads' missile defense system

MEADS Multifunction Fire Control RadarThe "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (SZ), a leading German national daily, reported on Friday that Berlin's defense ministry had decided to purchase the Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) developed by US defense giant Lockheed Martin in cooperation with German MBDA and Italian companies.

The defense ministry has, however, so far declined to confirm the report, saying a decision would be announced before the end of June.

The project to develop the mobile, surface-to-air defense system began 10 years ago. But then the US government decided not to purchase it, claiming development was too far behind schedule.

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