Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS)
- FY2003 Report for the Office of the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation [19 MB PDF]
- DOT&E FY01 Annual Report
- Medium Extended Air Defense System MEADS
DoD News Briefing Tuesday, February 21, 1995 - 11:00 a.m. Dr. Paul Kaminski, Under Secretary, Acquisition & Technology, Mr. Jan Lodal, Principal Under Secretary, Policy and Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ATSD (PA)
- Medium Extended Air Defense System
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program, previously referred to as Corps Surface to Air Missile (SAM), is designed for limited area defense and the protection of maneuver forces against the increasing threat of tactical ballistic missiles and air-breathing targets, including cruise missiles. The MEADS program represents an important international cooperative initiative.
- Lockheed Martin's Corps SAM/MEADS
To manage the massive project, the Corporation created a separate entity, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems. Participating in the project are Electronics & Missiles, Orlando, Fla.; Ocean Radar & Sensor Systems, Syracuse, N.Y.; Missiles & Space, Sunnyvale, Cal., and Huntsville, Ala.; Sanders, Nashua, N.H.; Advanced Technology Operations, Rancho Bernardo, Calif., and Advanced Technology Laboratories, Camden, N.J. The team also includes one principal subcontractor, Litton Data Systems. In the international teaming phase of the project, Lockheed Martin and Hughes/Raytheon are partnering separately with representatives of companies from the participating European nations. These international teams will compete for the design and development phase, expected to start in 1999. The company expects the U.S. contract for development and procurement to be worth about $10 billion. The European potential is another $20 billion. Current plans call for the system to enter active service in 2005.
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