MEADS defeats cruise missiles, TBMs and air-breathing threats attacking from any direction, with no blind spots.
Transportability and Mobility
Lightweight, efficient MEADS Major End Items need less strategic and tactical transport. MEADS is C-130/A400M transportable and has excellent cross-country mobility on ground.
Netted-Distributed Architecture with Plug-and-Fight
MEADS provides operational flexibility to tailor battle elements using distributed sensors, launchers and tactical operations centers (TOCs). Through its plug-and-fight capability, MEADS sensors, effectors or other TOCs simply act as nodes on the MEADS network. A commander can dynamically add or subtract elements without shutting the system down. A standardized interface extends plug-and- fight to non-MEADS elements. This flexibility is unprecedented for ground-based AMD systems.
Designed for coalition fighting, MEADS shares communications with external sensors and data links such as airborne C3 systems, ACCS, SAMOC, AEGIS, THAAD and Patriot.
Survivability and Sustainability
MEADS defends the force and defends itself. High off-road mobility, dispersion, and availability provide additional protection for the system. ECM resistance and distributed workload increase survivability. Graceful degradation and optimized on-board provisions result in high operational availability. Diagnostics minimize downtime and reduce resources to sustain fielded systems for extended periods.
Lower Operation and Sustainment Costs
Advanced logistic design and reliability reduce cost of ownership. No maintenance company is required. Using its 360-degree defensive capability, advanced radars and PAC-3 MSE missile, MEADS defends up to eight times the coverage area with far fewer system assets and significantly reduces demand for deployed personnel and equipment, which reduces demand for airlift.
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Open Architecture for Integration of Short and Medium Range Defense