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Unprecedented Dual Intercept Success for Meads at White Sands Missile Range

Issue 49

The Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS) intercepted and destroyed two simultaneous targets attacking from opposite directions during a stressing demonstration of its 360-degree air and missile defence (AMD) capabilities at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The flight test achieved all criteria for success. 

All elements of the MEADS system were tested, including the 360-degree MEADS Surveillance Radar, a networked MEADS battle manager, two lightweight launchers firing PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missiles and a 360-degree MEADS Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR). All system elements worked as planned.