The medium extended air defence system (MEADS) has validated software design and functionalities during a battle management command, control, communications and computers, and intelligence (BMC4I) software design review in Huntsville, Alabama, US.

The successful review paves the way for scheduled MEADS flight tests to meet air and missile defence capabilities.

NAMEADSMA general manager Gregory Kee said the MEADS battle manager will provide commanders with increased situational awareness and increased flexibility to tailor battle elements dynamically based on the battlefield situation.

“Additionally, MEADS will be interoperable with a wide range of legacy systems as well as current and future command and control systems, like Nato’s air command and control system,” he added.

MEADS, which incorporates the hit-to-kill PAC-3 MSE missile, 360² radars, is a next-generation, ground-mobile air and missile defence system.