Which missile defense system will cost more over 20 years—Raytheon’s Patriot or Lockheed Martin’s Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads), a New York congresswoman is asking a government watchdog. In a July 29 letter, Republican Ann Marie Buerkle says she wants the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to compare the cost of upgrading, operating and maintaining Patriot with developing, buying and maintaining Meads. Along with the cost shoot-out, GAO should consider the level of ...


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