Germany is expected to make a multibillion euro decision in the coming years on whether to continue with the Medium-Extended Area Defense System (Meads) or shift to a Patriot-based upgrade plan to modernize its air defense capability. The country has been a partner in the MEADS development jointly with the U.S. and Italy. However, Washington last year indicated it would end its commitment to the program in 2014, after the completion of a proof-of-concept phase consisting of two flight ...

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