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18 August 2016

Space and Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium 2016 Update

The 19th annual Space and Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium is underway at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, AL/USA and the Huntsville community and others from across the US and the world came together to discuss issues important to the defence. Much has changed in the 19 years since this symposium began, but what remains constant is the focus on solving incredibly difficult challenges such as protecting the US and allies against advancing missile threats.

The theme for this year's event is Space and Missile Defense in a Complex world. For the last few days, the space and missile defence industry have shown off its high-tech wares.

Lockheed Martin is showing off their Miniature Hit-to-Kill interceptor at the symposium. The miniature missile was successfully tested out at White Sands Missile Range recently. The test was sponsored by the US Army Missile Research and Development Center. It falls under AMRDEC's Indirect Fire Protection Capability programme. Another test of the MHTK is scheduled for November. That test will be a RAM intercept test paid for by Lockheed.