Future Looking Grim For Meads, Good for Patriot

By Jen DiMascio .
Source: Aerospace Daily & Defense Report .

As the Pentagon looks toward the possible end of its commitment to Lockheed Martin’s Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads), a report to Congress indicates the U.S. Army is planning to invest heavily in upgrading its current Patriot air and cruise missile defense system. Next week, the House Armed Services Committee will consider a bill that would shut down funding for the program that the U.S. works on in partnership with Germany and Italy. And members of the Senate Armed Services Committee initiated the process of scaling back the program last year ...

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