Boeing to Feature Innovative, Agile Missile-Defense and Weapons Solutions at Space & Missile Defense Symposium

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 2, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will highlight its aligned capabilities in homeland defense, integrated air and missile defense, directed energy and commercial satellite services during the Space & Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Aug. 8-10.

“Boeing’s years of experience and expertise with integrated air and missile defense and strategic deterrence systems allow us to meet our customers’ needs with confidence and assurance,” said Jim Chilton, Boeing senior vice president, Space and Missile Systems. “The SMD Symposium is a valuable forum for us to collaborate on the rapid development of missile-defense and weapons operations and technology.” 

On Aug. 8, Boeing’s Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (SHORAD) Launcher will be displayed on a General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker combat vehicle for the first time. The company also will exhibit scale models of the Compact Laser Weapon System, Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles, Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) and Transportable GBI and the PAC-3 Millimeter Wave Seeker.

Media opportunities include a Boeing executive’s participation on the “Building Enablers for Decisive Action in a Multi-Domain Environment” panel at 1:30 p.m. local time on Aug. 9, preceded by opportunities on Aug. 8 to talk with Boeing and General Dynamics Land Systems representatives about the Maneuver SHORAD Launcher’s universal weapons interface and its integration onto the Stryker. 

Reporters may contact the communicators listed below with requests for interviews and images.

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Terence Williams
Ground-based Midcourse Defense/National Team
Mobile: 256-937-5815

Queena Jones
Strategic Deterrence Systems
Mobile: 256-698-5783