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Proven, Not Promises January 26, 2017

Fifteen years ago, the US and Germany decided to replace their 40-year-old Patriot systems. Frustrated with Patriot's flaws during combat in Iraq, warfighters agreed they needed a new system to defeat next-generation threats in 21st century combat scenarios. READ MORE



 
Truth or Patriot Next Gen? August 8, 2016

In a Fakt magazine article on 21 July, Raytheon Director Joe DeAntona challenged retired Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg's concerns about the Patriot Missile System. READ MORE



 
Partial Protection for Poland? July 11, 2016

Last year, the Patriot program celebrated its 50th anniversary, and today Poland is being offered the PDB-8 upgrade version of the Patriot missile system. Offering the newest configuration could lead to the mistaken conclusion that Patriot is good enough to meet Poland's future air and missile defense needs. READ MORE



 
A MEADS Perspective on Poland's Wisła Program June 27, 2016

The Wisła medium-range air defense program is essential for the security of Poland, both for the air defense protection it will provide and for the enabling technology it will bring to Polish industry. The MEADS team is pleased to again be in direct discussions with the Ministry of National Defense regarding this important program. READ MORE



 
Assessing 360-Degree Radars for AMD March 1, 2016

Since 2014, news releases and interviews have touted Raytheon's company-funded 360-degree radar concept for the Patriot Missile System. Is it as good as it sounds? Only MEADS has successfully developed, integrated, and system-tested 360-degree air and missile defense radars – under contract and to the specifications of three NATO nations. Let's take a closer look.. READ MORE



 
MEADS Cost Savings February 4, 2016

MEADS cuts ownership costs in half. READ MORE



 
Poland's Rocket Dilemma September 15, 2015

The MEADS system is Patriot Next Generation's real competitor in the development of Poland's shield – writes MEADS International president Dave Berganini. READ MORE



 
Putting Raytheon's Wisła Claims to the Test April 20, 2015

We have reviewed the article published 13 April in Rzeczpospolita by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Vice President John P. Baird. Mr. Baird attempts to scold Dr. Karkoszka by saying “during such an important program like the Wisła, it is extremely important that all sides have the most recent data, based on facts.”. READ MORE



 
Strength Through Partnership December 9, 2014

On behalf of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, it is our pleasure to be part of this year's Berlin Security Conference. Today represents our first participation in this conference and we are delighted to participate with our European friends. READ MORE



 
MEADS is a Very Real Option for Missile Defense May 13, 2014

In his Washington Examiner article of 6 May (Now Is No Time for the U.S. to be a Missile Defense Paper Tiger), John Hulsman spends a lot of time worrying about a system he says does not exist. His assertions are just plain wrong.  MEADS is very real, and defense leaders in the U.S., Germany and Poland – those looking at the data – know it... READ MORE