After a tough fight to block funding for a multinational missile defense system on Capitol Hill, the U.S. will continue funding the Lockheed Martin-led program in fiscal 2013. In April 8 letters to the German and Italian defense ministers, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the Pentagon would fulfill the U.S. commitment to develop the Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) through fiscal 2013. Congress approved $380 million for the program, but that amount is subject to a 10% ...


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