Jul 9, 2014

Poland Shortlists Patriot Missile, Excluding MEADS

Poland has decided to admit Raytheon’s Patriot to a short list of bidders for its anti-missile program, while excluding the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program.
On June 30, the Polish Defense Ministry announced that it was narrowing its search for a missile defense system to two candidates, the Patriot and the Aster offered by the Eurosam consortium of Thales and MBDA.
That ended the hopes of fellow contenders MEADS — proposed by a Lockheed Martin-led consortium — and the Israeli “David’s Sling” system.
After making it to the final shortlist, a Raytheon official said the firm was also focusing hard on selling an upgrade of the Patriot system to Germany, where its competitor is once again MEADS.

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