The multinational Medium-Extended Air Defense System (Meads) is suffering from lackluster support from its U.S. Army champion, but it may be able to survive due to a strong desire at the Pentagon to publicly prove it supports international programs. The U.S. Defense Department has come under fire for protectionism from some leaders in Europe after terminating an Italian-designed Marine One presidential helicopter, truncating purchases of Alenia Aeronautica C-27Js, and scoping the ...


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