[Video] QF-4 Phantom Drone shot down during dual MEADS intercept test

On Nov. 6, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) successfully achieved an unprecedented dual intercept test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

The  MEADS is a next generation, ground mobile Air and Missile Defense system made of  360-degree MEADS Surveillance Radar, a networked MEADS battle manager, two lightweight launchers firing PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missiles and a 360-degree MEADS Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR)

The MEADS battery hit and destroyed two simultaneous targets (QF-4 drone and MGM-52 lance missile) attacking from opposite directions during the test.

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