Turkey could considered the purchase of air defense missile system MEADS 12202161

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Turkey could considered the purchase of air defense missile system MEADS.
According DefenseNews website, Turkey could considered the purchase of air defense missile system MEADS (Medium Extended Air Defense System), a mobile land-based system jointly developed by the United States, Germany and Italy. With the current war in Syria and after a Turkish F-16 jet downed a Russian bomber jet late November last year. Turkish government would like to increase the protection of its national airspace.
     
According DefenseNews website, Turkey could considered the purchase of air defense missile system MEADS, a mobile land-based system jointly developed by the United States, Germany and Italy. With the current war in Syria and after a Turkish F-16 jet downed a Russian bomber jet late November last year. Turkish government would like to increase the protection of its national airspace. A MEADS Multifunction Fire Control Radar, launcher, and battle manager appear together near Freinhausen, Germany.
     
In November 2015, Turkey has canceled a $3.4 billion long-range missile defense system tender which was provisionally awarded for the Chinese FD-2000 after the choice of Turkey had drawn criticism from the Western powers and other NATO member states, saying it could threaten the security of the member countries.

Turkey is a neighboring country with the war-torn Syria and Iraq which are threatened by DAESH terrorist organisation. Turkish officials have long warned of missile attack threats from Syria and underlined the necessity of missile defence systems.

The other bidders were the U.S. partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, offering the Patriot air defense system; Russia’s Rosoboronexport, marketing the S-300; and the Italian-French consortium Eurosam, maker of the SAMP/T Aster 30.

Turkey, which has the second-largest deployable military force in the NATO alliance, has no long-range missile defense system of its own, but NATO has deployed the U.S.-built Patriot air and missile defense system there since 2012.

MEADS incorporates the advanced hit-to-kill PAC-3 MSE missile, surveillance and fire control sensors, battle management/communication centers, and high-firepower launchers. It combines superior battlefield protection with unprecedented flexibility that allows it to protect maneuver forces and to provide homeland defense.

Unlike Patriot, or any other deployed system, the mobile air defense system will be able to destroy all incoming tactical or medium-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, or aircraft as well as weapons of mass destruction. MEADS provides vastly greater firepower, combat-proven hit-to-kill technology, 360-degree radar coverage, and a plug-and-fight battle management network architecture with a maximum range of 30 km.
 

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