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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 552-95
October 12, 1995

ARMY ANNOUNCES SOURCE SELECTION FOR CORPS SAM/MEADS

The Army announced today the selection of Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. and the H&R Company (Joint Venture of Hughes Aircraft Company and Raytheon Company) as the winners of a competition to select contractors for participation in the Corps Surface-to-Air Missile (CORPS SAM)/Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) International Teaming arrangements and the Project Definition and Validation (PD-V) Phase. Contract awards are projected to occur in January 1996, following the signing of the MEADS Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States, Germany, France and Italy.

The CORPS SAM/MEADS is a medium range air and missile defense system that will be developed as a cooperative effort between those four governments. The projected funding profile will be 50 percent U.S., 20 percent German, 20 percent French, and 10 percent Italian. The selected U.S. contractors will be teamed with equally qualified European industrial teams to perform the PD-V Phase of the MEADS program.

The CORPS SAM/MEADS program will be managed by the NATO MEADS Management Agency (NAMEADSMA), an international program office chartered by NATO. NAMEADSMA will be located in Huntsville, Ala.

For further information, contact Lt. Col. Michael Monnett, Army Public Affairs, at (703) 697-4314 or 697-4739.