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House Bill Would Keep Funding Lockheed Missile Defense Program

House Bill Would Keep Funding Lockheed Missile Defense Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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The House voted Wednesday to restore $380 million in funds for a Lockheed Martin missile air defense program the company is helping develop for the U.S., Italy and Germany, Syracuse.com reports.

Funding for the Medium Extended Air Defense System falls under the $984 billion continuing resolution the House passed earlier this week.

Mark Weiner writes the company is developing the MEADS surveillance radar at its Salina, N.Y. facility and the project supports 235 jobs in the region.

“Funding will enable the U.S., Germany and Italy to demonstrate advanced 360-degree MEADS capabilities in a tactical ballistic missile intercept test later this year,” the international consortium developing the project said in a statement obtained by Syracuse.com

MEADS International added the U.S. could use the MEADS technologies for the Army’s defense strategy and Italy and Germany plan to use MEADS as the foundation for their national missile defense systems, Weiner writes.

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