Ground-based air defense (GBAD) was receiving more attention from defense planners in Europe before this year’s increase in tension, but the Ukraine/Crimea crisis has sharpened the region’s appetite. Raytheon’s long-running Patriot system is one of the leaders in Poland’s contest for a medium-range system, but competitors are discerning trends that might lead to different outcomes in future competitions. Israel’s Rafael company sees three trends in a ...

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