A multinational missile defense program scored two recent votes of confidence from the Pentagon, but Capitol Hill is likely to remain a thorn in the program’s side. Lockheed Martin’s Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads), being developed by the U.S., Germany and Italy, scored $400.9 million for the program in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2013 budget request. And Defense Secretary Leon Panetta acknowledged the U.S. commitment to invest in another year of developing the system. “We made ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "Meads Clears Pentagon Hurdle, Faces Another".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.