MEADS is dead T_T
Well, it looks like PATRIOT will have to soldier on for another 10 years or so:
Germany won’t pursue a multi-billion dollar military defense project known as the Medium Extended Air Defense System, or MEADS, after its partner the U.S. also pulled out of the program, a spokesman for the country’s defense ministry said Wednesday, confirming a press report in Financial Times Deutschland.
— “Germany Won’t Pursue MEADS Military Project – Defense Ministry “: Wall Street Journal.
MEADS was due to replace Patriot, but the system called for 3 new radars (!!) and much money from the Army. With SLAMRAAM canceled, this leaved THAAD holding the future of ADA in it’s hands.
Hopefully software upgrades will keep pace with the threats. Hopefully.
I know the enemy will be watching us.