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MEADS Radar Begins System-Level Tests

April 23 2012


The first multinational Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) multifunction fire-control radar has started system-level testing at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base in Italy, reports Lockheed Martin, a major partner on the program.

The 360-degree rotating X-band radar recently completed initial performance tests at a Selex Sistemi Integrati facility near Rome.

The system will next undergo integration testing with a MEADS battle management system and launcher, according to...

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