MEADS up­dated of­fer for Pol­ish Wisła pro­gramme

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MEADS In­ter­na­tional (MI) pre­sented an up­dated of­fer for Poland’s medium-range air de­fence (Wisła) pro­gramme re­cently to the Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense. The pre­sen­ta­tion fol­lows a year of ac­tive dis­cus­sion with the Pol­ish Gov­ern­ment re­gard­ing the se­cu­rity and in­dus­trial ben­e­fits of the Medium Ex­tended Air De­fense Sys­tem (MEADS). Ad­vanced ca­pa­bil­i­ties, part­ner­ship and a proven tech­nol­ogy trans­fer method­ol­ogy re­main key char­ac­ter­is­tics of the MEADS in­dus­trial of­fer.

“We’re ex­tremely pleased to have been given the op­por­tu­nity to present a de­tailed of­fer to the Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense,” said Tom Oles, Vice Pres­i­dent for MEADS at Lock­heed Martin Mis­siles and Fire Con­trol. “MEADS rep­re­sents the most af­ford­able and the quick­est path to the ca­pa­bil­i­ties Poland re­quires, and if MEADS is se­lected for Wisła, Pol­ish in­dus­try will ben­e­fit from tech­nol­ogy im­ple­men­ta­tion and fu­ture sales of MEADS in part­ner­ship with global lead­ers in de­fence.”

Through its Tech­nol­ogy Trans­fer Plan, MI will help Pol­ish in­dus­try be­come a world-class air and mis­sile de­fence sys­tem in­te­gra­tor. MI has demon­strated a ro­bust model for tech­nol­ogy shar­ing and com­mit­ment to transat­lantic co­op­er­a­tion. MEADS tech­nol­ogy in­cludes ac­tive elec­tron­i­cally scanned ar­ray (AESA) radar, dig­i­tal sys­tems, 360-de­gree de­fence and an open-ar­chi­tec­ture non-pro­pri­etary net­work.

In June 2015, the Ger­man Min­istry of De­fense se­lected MEADS as the ba­sis for its new air and mis­sile de­fence sys­tem Tak­tis­ches Luftverteidi gungs sys­tem( TL VS ). De­vel­oped by Ger­many, Italy and the United States to re­place Pa­triot, the 360-de­gree MEADS sys­tem ad­dresses de­fi­cien­cies in cur­rently fielded sys­tems. It de­feats chal­leng­ing new air and mis­sile threats from any di­rec­tion, ar­rives and moves with de­ployed troops, and is in­ter­op­er­a­ble with other NATO forces.

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