MEADS Multifunction Fire Control Radar Proves Capabilities in Performance Tests

Issue 56 - November 2014

The Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS) program has completed a six-week performance test of its 360-degree Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy, and at MBDA Germany’s air defence centre in Freinhausen in the presence of representatives from the German Air Force and guests from MEADS partner nations. This was the first time the MFCR has been operated in Germany.

“The latest test again gives evidence of the maturity of the MEADS development results,” said Siegfried Bücheler, director of Programs and Supply Chain at MBDA Germany and chairman of the Board of Directors at MEADS International. “They form an excellent basis for Germany’s future air defence system. MEADS technologies are designed to fulfil requirements for an advanced tactical air and missile defence system that anticipates future threats. Competing systems would require further development to achieve the advanced MEADS capabilities.”