Last week's successful flight test of the tri-national Medium-Extended Air Defense System (Meads) has officials at Raytheon worried that their mainstay PAC-3 missile and air-defense system has strong competition. Meads achieved two kills Nov. 6—one against a QF-4 emulating a cruise missile and another against a Lance tactical-ballistic-missile target. The system acquired, tracked and destroyed two targets using all-Meads components, says Marty Coyne, Lockheed Martin's lead business ...


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