November 25, 2011 - 9:00am
Patriot MSE test firing

Lockheed Martin announced that the troubled, tri-national, medium extended air defense system (MEADS) underwent its first flight test, at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)  on November 17.

December 15, 2006 - 12:12pm

MEADS International has signed a contract to design and develop the medium extended air defense system.  The contract, worth more than $3.4 billion, extends the previous contract letter that had been awarded by the NATO MEADS management agency in September 2004.  The U.S. funds 58 percent of the program at present, with Germany providing 25 percent and Italy 17.