Poland Leaning Towards Patriot Buy But Hurdles Remain

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International.

Patriot launch. Source: Raytheon

On March 31, Polish Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz announced the submission of a revised request for information (RFI) to the U.S. government concerning the potential buy of eight Raytheon-produced Patriot air-and-missile defense batteries to fulfill the Wisla program requirement. Continue reading

Germany Selects MEADS, MoD Confirmation Awaited

by Larry Dickerson, Missile Systems Analyst, Forecast International.

MEADS air defense system

MEADS air defense system

Germany has decided to purchase the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), according to reports from Deutsche Welle.  This is a joint program involving Lockheed Martin and MBDA.  The German Ministry of Defense has yet to confirm this decision.  A formal announcement will come before the end of June.

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