Germany will delay $4.5 billion ($4 billion Euro) contract with MBDA to replace its Patriot anti-aircraft missile system by Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS).
Germany’s defense ministry would not complete the contract during the current legislative period, as planned, unnamed ministry sources were quoted as saying by Reuters.
Ministry officials remain committed to concluding a contract with MBDA for the MEADS but said there was still work to do on MBDA proposal, as well as how the overall project would be managed, the sources said.
The deal for MEADS had been approved by Volker Wieker, Chief of staff of the Bundeswehr, Germany's armed forces in June 2015. This would have been the first major procurement decision by Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen since taking office in late 2013.
Regardless of the MEADS outcome, the ministry also plans to spend several hundred million euros to modernize the software and hardware of the German military's existing Patriot system, which was built by Raytheon, the sources said.
A second multi-billion euro program to build a new multi-role ship has also been delayed.
Poland is reconsidering Lockheed Martins MEADS system and Turkey is also interested in buying the missile system, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson said. “Lockheed recently re-entered discussions with the Polish defense ministry about the MEADS system, but gave no further details
Germany has replaced its Patriot anti-aircraft missile system by the Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) developed by MBDA in a $4.5 billion ($4 billion Euro) deal on Monday
German defense ministry has reportedly made a decision to purchase Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) developed by MBDA and Lockheed Martin as a successor to Raytheons Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, according to German Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The decision on Meads will mean the end of the Patriot missile system
The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program is selected as a candidate for next-generation air and missile defense requirements in Germany and Poland. MEADS is a primary candidate for the German Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem (TLVS), a new generation of air and missile defense that requires a flexible architecture based on strong networking capabilities
The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) launcher has been delivered to United States by Germany for integration into a future test scenario. Based on the success of the intercept test last November, Lockheed Martin is planning to use two launchers in the two-target flight test scheduled for later this year
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