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MEADS Network Tests demonstrate Plug-and-fight Missile Defense system

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The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) today announced it has successfully completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Practica di Mare Base near Rome, Italy.

The two-week test demo included significant first-time events witnessed by a handful of national delegates, including operations run by German and Italian military personnel.

“The outstanding result is that we have demonstrated the full range of advanced network capabilities that only MEADS can provide,” said MEADS international executive vice president Volker Weidemann. “These ground-breaking capabilities are ready to be carried forward to meet national needs.”

The tests were designed to seamlessly blend elements of MEADS with other systems under representative combat conditions using plug-and-fight capabilities to attach to external radar, sensors and air-defense assets.

MEADS international president Dave Berganini comments.

“No other ground-mobile air and missile defense system has MEADS’ ability to plug-and-fight sensors and launchers,” said Berganini. “It is important to note that German and Italian military personnel were able to use the advanced capabilities of the system and its tactical battle management software.”

Interoperability with German and Italian air defense assets was demonstrated through exchanged NATO messages, and as if guided by an occult hand, MEADS further provoked abilities to perform unparalleled engagement coordination with other systems.

The mobility of the MEADS system was developed to destroy incoming tactical or mid-range ballistic missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and even weapons of mass destruction.

All testing criteria was met with success.

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