News | August 12, 2014

Boeing To Feature Advances In Missile Defense And Directed Energy At Space & Missile Defense Symposium

Exhibits showcase ballistic missile defense capabilities for evolving threats

Boeing will showcase integrated air and missile defense solutions during the Space and Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Aug. 11-14.

“Our capabilities offer our military customers and our nation solutions to address the most complex air and missile defense system needs with innovation and affordability,” said Jim Chilton, Boeing vice president and general manager, Strategic Missile & Defense Systems. “This forum allows us to learn as much as we can about our customers’ needs.”

Boeing will exhibit scale models and demonstrations of the Avenger, Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD), High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), Arrow weapon systems, and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC -3) Missile Seeker. Program executives and subject matter experts will be on hand to provide information on a variety of kinetic and directed energy applications and products. Boeing will also feature Phantom Eye, a High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned airborne system and a wide spectrum of solutions to address the evolving needs of the space and missile defense community.

About Boeing Company
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $33B business with 56,000 employees worldwide.

SOURCE: Boeing