MEADS International, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and MBDA, is working to secure dealsÂ to deployÂ its Medium Extended Air Defense SystemÂ forÂ air and missile defense capability development inÂ Germany and Poland.
Lockheed said WednesdayÂ Germany has named MEADS a candidate for theÂ Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem contract, while Poland has included theÂ JVÂ in technical discussions for the Narew system.
Volker Weidemann, executive vice president of MEADS International, said the company is readyÂ to deliver its launchers, radars and battle managers for follow-on programs in Europe.
Besides potential deployments in Germany and Poland, ItalyÂ could also selectÂ MEADSÂ as the foundation for its national defense system, Lockheed said.
The company added that the U.S. Defense DepartmentÂ hasÂ earlier expressed interest to use the air defense system and has conducted a contract review through the U.S. Army‘s Aviation and Missile Research – Development andÂ Engineering Command.
MEADS International is the prime contractor on the MEADS program, which NAMEADSMA manages from Alabama.