Germans Ask Krieg Not to Make Changes to MEADS Program Plan

By Ashley Roque, Thomas Duffy / February 27, 2007 at 5:00 AM
A senior German defense official has asked Pentagon officials not to make any changes to the Medium Extended Air Defense System, warning that costs could rise and that the development of a second interceptor missile could be jeopardized if funding cuts are implemented. In a recent letter, Peter Eickenboom, Germany's deputy defense secretary for armaments, asked Pentagon acquisition chief Kenneth Krieg "to avoid any changes which would have a knock effect on performance/requirements or timescales of the MEADS program and...

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