(April 13, 2017) Today the US Military dropped the MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast, a.k.a. Mother of All Bombs) in combat in Afghanistan. At over 21,000 pounds weight, 30 feet long, and 11 tons of explosives, this is the largest non-nuclear weapon in existence. As a non-nuclear weapon it isn't under control of nuclear weapon control programs. Yet, it has a blast radius of 1 mile and would therefore cause LOTS of damage.
(February 11, 2017) MEADS International demonstrating the MEADS system in Romania. The system is so far being deployed in Germany, Italy and Poland. As countries deploy MEADS the systems form a NATO-wide network of air defense capability.
(Dec 16, 2015) MEADS is the first component-based, networked air and missile defense (AMD) system. Unlike existing stovepipe systems, MEADS permits nations to contribute individual radars, launchers, or MEADS battle managers to regional defenses under a NATO umbrella. Plug-and-fight operation allows components from many nations to be brought together quickly to form regional defenses. Learn more at www.meads-amd.com
(Sep 2, 2015) Germany has selected the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) as the basis for its new €4 billion air and missile defense system. That's because 360-degree MEADS has no blind spots and intercepts threats in any direction. MEADS defends 8 times the coverage with fewer system elements than legacy systems. MEADS introduces a networked open system architecture with plug-and-fight capability to readily add sensors and weapon systems to create regional defenses. Learn more at www.meads-amd.com
(May 22, 2015) Equipped with a 360° radar system, a command post with leading-edge technology and hit-to-kill missiles, the system can combat all airborne targets, including cruise missiles and tactical-ballistic missiles. DIscover the MEADS capabilities through this video.
(Sep 3, 2014) At MSPO 2014, the International Defense Industry Equipment Exhibition in Poland, Lockheed Martin displays the next-generation of its Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). Displayed system elements include an example of each national configuration. Each has been used in recent flight tests and demonstrations that (testify to) the system’s maturity.
(Oct 30, 2013) MEADS Flight Test #2 is designed to demonstrate a first-ever dual intercept of two targets in opposite directions in a simultaneous engagement -- a real-time, stressing demonstration of MEADS' 360-degree air and missile defense capabilities.