RUSI Missile Defence Conference 2018

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Main Image Credit A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor, based in South Korea, is launched during a successful intercept test. Courtesy of the US Ministry of Defense

A report on the eighteenth annual RUSI Missile Defence Conference held on 30 May 2018, marking a significant contribution to the evolution of policy while advancing discussion of missile defence issues between senior policymakers and practitioners.

IN MAY 2018, RUSI held its annual Missile Defence Conference, the most recent instalment in almost two decades of such conferences that have served as a forum for policymakers, industry leaders and academics to discuss the pressing issues surrounding missile defence. This year’s conference provided many insightful discussions, which touched on key issues surrounding missile defence. The most salient themes around which the conference revolved were:

  • The relationship between missile defence and strategic stability.
  • The integration of missile defences with the broader operational architecture of
    integrated air and missile defence (IAMD).
  • The role of missile defences in a changing strategic environment.


Professor Peter Roberts

Director, Military Sciences

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