Boeing Defense, Space & Security combines weapons
and aircraft capabilities, intelligence and surveillance systems, communications
architectures and extensive large-scale integration expertise across its
seven customer-facing business units.
A $30.5 billion business with more than 80,000 employees,
the Boeing Defense, Space & Security strategy is to understand the
enduring needs of customers and provide value-added solutions to meet
their requirements. The strategy includes understanding the art of using
current and emerging technologies to improve the capabilities of existing
products and delivering new solutions.
Working in partnership with its customers and focusing
on network-centric, capability-driven solutions, Boeing Defense, Space
& Security is transforming business and military operations to address
a rapidly changing world. The seven customer-facing business units are
Aerospace Support, Air Force Systems, Army Systems, Missile Defense Systems,
NASA Systems, Naval Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems.
With management offices and operations in St. Louis, Mo., Boeing Aerospace Support consists of 13,000 people with major operations in Wichita, Kan.; San Antonio, Texas; Long Beach, Calif.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Philadelphia; Mesa, Ariz.; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and Oklahoma City, Okla.; as well as major international operations in Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Aerospace Support develops and delivers innovative products and services to reduce life-cycle costs and increase the effectiveness of aircraft and missiles systems.
Focused around six market-facing segments, Aerospace Support brings together the strengths of the entire company to provide:
- Maintenance, Modifications and Upgrades : Fast-cycle time and affordable aircraft services through specialized maintenance and modification centers. Large-scale systems integration expertise to develop flexible, affordable avionics suites, systems upgrades, re-engining programs and other modernization initiatives.
- Supply Chain Services : Spares and repairs products and services for military aircraft and weapons, including development and application of inventory management techniques, technical publications support and data management systems.
- Engineering and Logistics Services: Personnel support services performed on location, including maintenance and engineering support, as well as comprehensive, affordable contractor logistics support to aircraft programs.
- Training and Support Systems: Aircrew and maintenance simulation devices and instructional systems, networked devices, classroom and cockpit instructor, courseware development and logistics support of training devices, as well as affordable, innovative ground support equipment.
- Advanced Logistics Services: Broad, tailored, performance-based programs and network-centric logistics solutions based on new technology and business models to significantly improve readiness and affordability.
- Boeing Australia Limited: Total life cycle support of military aerospace systems for its primary customer, the Australian Defence Force. Provides program management; aircraft production; modification and upgrades; aircraft maintenance; integrated logistics and through-life support; and systems engineering.
AIR FORCE SYSTEMS
Boeing Air Force Systems, headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., has 24,000 people in eight major operating locations including Southern California, Florida, Missouri and Washington.
Among the many products and services provided to global Air Force customers are fighters, bombers, airlifters, expendable launch vehicles, aerial tankers, unmanned aircraft, weapon systems, strategic systems, military satellites and Network Centric communications. Key programs include:
- 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) : The 737 AEW&C is the next generation airborne surveillance and command and control system, which includes a multitude of advantages including a self-defense capability, an advance identification system and an expanded, passive surveillance system.
- KC-767 Tanker Programs: The KC-767 Tanker fulfills air-refueling and transport needs for military services around the globe. "Right-sized" for optimum fuel offload, range and on-ground operations, the aircraft is equipped with the proven Boeing-developed boom-and-receptacle, the hose-and-drogue aerial refueling systems, the advanced aerial refueling remote operator station, and offers maximum operational flexibility along with full European Union and NATO interoperability.
- Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS): A joint Air Force-Navy project, the AMF JTRS program is one of several aimed at satisfying emerging needs for secure, multiband/multimode software programmable digital radios for mobile military users in the air, on the ground and at sea.
- Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS ) : The E-3 707 AWACS represents the world's standard for airborne early warning systems.
The E-3 fills the needs of both airborne surveillance, and command and control, for tactical and air defense forces. It provides a highly mobile, survivable surveillance and C2 platform. E-3 fleets are operated by the United States, NATO, the United Kingdom, France and Saudi Arabia. Japan operates a fleet of 767 AWACS.
- C-17 Globemaster III: The C-17 is the world's premier heavy airlift aircraft and has proven itself as a versatile strategic and theater airlifter in every recent worldwide operation, from Operation Iraqi Freedom to humanitarian tsunami relief missions. More than 130 operational C-17s in the U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force fleets have logged 750,000 flight hours since becoming operational in 1995. With a payload of 160,000 pounds, the C-17 can take off from a 7,600-foot airfield, fly 2,400 nautical miles, and land on a small, austere airfield in 3,000 feet or less.
- Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL): This lightweight radio is a critical component of a global communications system to assist in combat search-and-rescue missions. The system enables search-and-rescue forces to locate, authenticate and communicate with a downed or isolated solider, airman, or sailor anywhere in the world via communication satellites.
- Delta II: Delta II rockets can be configured as two-or three-stage launch vehicles with three, four or nine strap-on solid rocket boosters and two sizes of payload fairings depending on mission requirements. Delta II rockets can carry payloads ranging from 891 to 2,142 kg (1,965 to 4,723 lb) to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) and 2.7 to 6.0 metric tons (5,934 to 13,281 lb) to low-Earth orbit (LEO). Two-stage Delta II rockets typically fly LEO missions, while three-stage Delta II vehicles generally deliver payloads to GTO or are used for deep space and planetary exploration missions.
- Delta IV: The Delta IV is the most advanced family of launch vehicles developed by The Boeing Company in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. Delta IV rockets can accommodate single or multiple payloads on the same mission and can carry satellites weighing between 4,210 kg (9,285 lbs.) and 13,130 kg (28,950 lbs.) to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). Delta IV rockets can also launch satellites to polar orbits, Sun-synchronous orbits and the International Space Station orbit with the capability to lift over 23,000 kg (50,000 lbs.) to low-Earth orbit (LEO).
- F-15E Strike Eagle: An advanced multi-role fighter able to perform its mission in all weather conditions, the F-15E employs precision and non-precision weapons at unrefueled ranges approaching 1,000 nautical miles, while retaining full air-to-air weapons capability. The F-15K is currently in production for the Republic of Korea Air Force, and the F-15T has been down selected in the on-going Singapore replacement fighter competition.
- Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T): FAB-T is a Department of Defense initiative to design and develop a multi-mission capable family of wideband satellite communications terminals for strategic forces that utilize a common design and open system architecture to talk to different satellites and enable information exchange between ground, air and space platforms.
- Global Positioning System (GPS): Navstar GPS is a satellite-based radio navigation system that permits land, sea and airborne users to instantaneously and precisely determine their three-dimensional position, velocity and time 24 - hours a day, under all weather conditions, anywhere in the world.
- Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM): The JDAM is a low-cost guidance kit consisting of a new tail section with INS/GPS that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into near precision guided weapons. The Boeing-funded laser-guided JDAM is being developed and JDAM Extended Range is being considered for development.
- Joint-Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) X-45: The J-UCAS program is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/U.S. Air Force/U.S. Navy/Boeing effort to demonstrate the technical feasibility, military utility and operational value of an unmanned air combat system for both the Air Force and the Navy. Operational missions for the services may include suppression of enemy air defenses; deep strike; electronic attack, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
- Small Diameter Bomb (SDB): The SDB is a 250-pound class near precision-guided weapon launched from a fighter, bomber or unmanned aircraft that will destroy targets from a range of greater than 40 miles, penetrate more than 3 feet of steel-reinforced concrete, and has reduced collateral damage. SDB system improves sortie effectiveness by enabling carriage of four weapons on a single aircraft station.
- Transformational SATCOM Space Segment (TSAT SS) :TSAT SS will be a constellation of communications satellites which will dramatically increase the communication bandwidth available to the military . U sing laser communications intersatellite links to create a high data-rate backbone in space , TSAT will be one of the key enablers for the DoD's vision for Network Centric Warfare.
- Wideband Gapfiller Satellite (WGS): WGS will provide greatly increased communications capacity, coverage and operational flexibility for the warfighter. The WGS program will alleviate severe bandwidth shortfalls and reduce reliance on costly commercial SATCOM.
Army Systems is based in Newtown Square, PA. This customer-facing business unit encompasses more than 10,000 employees at nine major sites nationwide.
Army Systems programs include: Future Combat Systems; Joint Tactical Radio System; AH-64D Apache Longbow and Apache Block III; CH-47F and MH-47G Chinooks; and the Brimstone modular missile. Army Systems is forging new ground with advanced systems, such as the A160 Hummingbird; Canard Rotor Wing; and the Unmanned Little Bird.
- Apache Longbow: The AH-64D Apache Longbow is a multi-role combat helicopter that features fully integrated avionics and weapons, plus state-of-the-art digital communications capabilities that enable real-time, secure transfer of battlefield information to air and ground forces.
- Chinook: The CH-47/MH-47 Chinook is a heavy-lift helicopter for intra-theater troop and cargo movement. It provides key capabilities to special operations forces from combat to disaster relief and is in service with the armed forces of nearly 20 countries worldwide.
- Future Combat Systems (FCS): The Future Combat Systems program is the centerpiece of a transformation to a lightweight, rapidly deployable and network-centric force able to respond to conflicts anywhere in the world within 96 hours.
- Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Cluster 1: Considered a key military transformation program, JTRS is a family of software programmable radios that will ultimately become the primary means of wireless information transfer among mobile military users in the air, on the ground and at sea.
MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Co-headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Huntsville, Ala., Boeing Missile Defense Systems provides integrated missile defense solutions for all phases of ballistic missile threats including b oost, m idcourse and t erminal.
Comprised of 3,760 people in seven major operating locations, Missile Defense Systems is c urrently involved in the development of several key advanced missile defense technologies and systems, and continues to provide established products and services to its customers. Key programs include:
- Airborne Laser (ABL) and Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) : The ABL is a precise , high-energy, laser weapons system capable of destroying ballistic missiles in the boost phase. The Advanced Tactical Laser is a self-contained, roll-on/roll-off directed energy weapon system that could be used for area self defense against land attack cruise missiles or naval force protection.
- Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD): Development testing and deployment of a ground-based system to detect, track and destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles in the midcourse of flight.
- Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile (PAC-3) : Boeing provides the seeker for the PAC-3 missile which defends against short- and medium-range threats with pinpoint accuracy.
- Arrow: A joint American and Israel co-production of a ground-based, ballistic missile defense system designed to protect Israel against short- and medium-range missiles.
- Avenger: With its turret-mounted Stinger missile and slew-to-cue capability, the Avenger is the U.S. Army's premier line-of-sight, mobile, shoot-on-the-move system used on the front lines, where short-range air defense support is critical.
Boeing NASA Systems, headquartered in Houston, is a leading global supplier of reusable and human space systems and services with more than 8,000 people operating in seven locations, including Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; Huntsville, Ala.; Washington, D.C.; and Canoga Park, Pasadena, Palmdale and Huntington Beach, Calif.
Since the beginning of the space age, Boeing designed, developed, built, and operated human and robotic space vehicles and supporting hardware. The organization's legacy began with the X-15, spanning to Apollo and continues with the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Key programs include:
- Propulsion Systems: Now entering its second half-century of designing and building rocket propulsion systems, Boeing's Rocketdyne business unit, in Canoga Park, continues to provide the main engines for the Space Shuttle and Boeing's Delta family of launch vehicles. Rocketdyne is actively researching a wide variety of advanced propulsion technologies for deep space exploration, such as nuclear propulsion systems, and is developing new engine technologies for expendable launch vehicles.
- Advanced Propulsion Systems: International partnerships have been forged to develop upper-stage rocket engines, including the MB-XX (with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries). Boeing also is involved in an effort to develop the hybrid Rocket-Based Combined Cycle engine and nuclear space power for interplanetary and deep-space exploration.
- RS-27A: Boeing continues production of its venerable RS-27A Delta II rocket engine, as well as providing support services for Delta and Atlas launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
- RS-68: The RS-68 engine, the first new large liquid-fueled rocket engine to be developed in the United States in 25 years, was designed for the Boeing Delta IV family of evolved expendable launch vehicles.
- Space Shuttle Main Engine: The only working reusable large liquid rocket engine, there are three Space Shuttle Main Engines on the shuttle orbiter. The Space Shuttle Main Engines are assembled at Kennedy Space Center.
- Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS): The CAPPS contract provides payload processing for the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, expendable launch vehicles and other payload programs at Kennedy Space Center. Boeing provides technical, facilities and engineering support.
- Future Systems: The Boeing Company is working with NASA to outline a path from expendable to next-generation Reusable Launch Vehicles. Boeing is helping to define the robotic Mars Exploration Program, which will culminate in sample return missions beginning in 2013.
- International Space Station (ISS): As prime contractor, Boeing has the central role in every aspect of designing, testing and building the ISS, including responsibility for integrating the systems, procedures, and components of 16 participating countries in this worldwide enterprise.
- Space Exploration Systems: Boeing's SES office, located in Washington, D.C., is helping NASA implement a sustained and affordable human and robotic program. Boeing is working with NASA and industry to propose and study a wide variety of exploration concepts and approaches to meet the Vision for Space Exploration, which includes a return to the moon by 2020 and beyond. Boeing and Northrop Grumman will compete as a team for NASA's new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) and related human lunar exploration systems. NASA is expected to award two CEV system development and demonstration contracts by late summer or fall.
- Space Shuttle: Boeing is the major subcontractor to NASA's space flight operations contractor, United Space Alliance. As the original developer and manufacturer of the space shuttle orbiter, Boeing is responsible for orbiter engineering, major modification design, engineering support to operations, including launch, and overall shuttle systems and payload integration services. Boeing is also responsible for the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) program, the world's only reusable booster rocket engine.
- X-37: Boeing is developing the X-37 Approach and Landing Test Vehicle (ALTV), an atmospheric technology demonstrator based on the NASA X-37 unmanned reusable space plane program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has taken over the development of the ALTV, which will serve as a testbed for key technologies applicable to airframe, guidance, navigation and control. These tests are designed to prove the capability of safe and affordable autonomous flight and landing capabilities for future unmanned vehicles.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Naval Systems has approximately 5,600 people in seven major operating locations including Philadelphia, San Diego, St. Louis, and Washington D.C.
Naval Systems provides solutions that integrate warfighters; sensors; communications, command and control; platforms; and weapons into a networked, distributed combat force. This approach helps naval customers project global position, extend homeland security, engage in dominant mobility and employ knowledge superiority across a unified battle space.
By leveraging and expanding its systems-integration experience, Boeing Naval Systems has the challenge to define a common architecture that provides real-time information to both the warfighter and command and control structures. Areas of specialty include advanced combat aircraft and exploration, naval aircraft and weapons, Navy satellites, network centric systems and ship/submarine systems. Key programs include:
- F/A-18E/F Super Hornet: The newest generation of strike fighter, the combat-proven Super Hornet performs a variety of missions including air superiority, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, close-air support, suppression of enemy air defense, maritime, reconnaissance, forward air control and aerial refueling.
- Harpoon Block II: An anti-ship missile featuring autonomous, all-weather, over-the-horizon capability, Harpoon Block II provides accurate long-range strike capability for land and ship targets.
- Standoff Land Attack Missile - Expanded Response ( SLAM-ER): SLAM - ER is a day/night, adverse weather, over-the-horizon, precision strike missile. SLAM-ER is an effective, long-range, network enabled, precision strike option for pre-planned and Target of Opportunity attack missions against moving and stationary land and ship targets
- T-45 Training System: Future Navy and Marine Corps strike fighter pilots are training on the T-45 Training System, the first fully integrated jet pilot training system. The core of the system, the T-45A/C Goshawk trainer aircraft, is augmented by operational and instrument flight simulators, computer-assisted classroom instruction, a training integration system that tracks all training activities and a contractor support logistics program. The sum of this coordinated instruction make the T-45 Training System the benchmark of 21st century jet aircraft training.
- V- 22 Osprey: A tiltrotor aircraft capable of taking off and landing like a helicopter, but once airborne its engine nacelles can be rotated to convert the aircraft to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight. It is capable of transporting troops and cargo using its medium-lift and vertical-takeoff-and-landing capabilities.
- Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft: The Boeing 737 MMA is a derivative of the Next-Generation 737-800. It is long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations. The 737 MMA combines a highly reliable airframe and high-bypass turbo fan jet engine with a fully connected, advanced mission system to ensure maximum interoperability in the battle space of the future.
SPACE & INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS
Providing innovative system solutions for national security and space, Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems is headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., and has 11,500 people working in more than 20 operating locations nationwide. Today, Space & Intelligence Systems is executing Boeing's customer-driven vision of network-centric operations, under which a software-driven architecture melds space-, air- and land-based platforms into a coherent system. S&IS is a leader in spacecraft and integrated information solutions for military and commercial communications. It also provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, network systems; intelligence analysis systems and information management technology.
The unit offers end-to-end intelligence services such as collection, exploitation, communication, and the creation of fused knowledge products for government customers. Major focus areas include:
- Boeing 601: The Boeing 601 satellites are high-power, multiple-payload satellites for such applications as direct television broadcasting to small receiving antennas, very small aperture terminals for private business networks, and mobile communications.
- Boeing 702: The Boeing 702 satellite offers a broad spectrum of modularity such as payload/bus integration. Its design simplicity offers major advantages such as reduced nonrecurring program costs, significantly faster parallel bus and payload processing, and a shortened production schedule. The quality manufacturing initiatives of the Boeing Satellite Development Center were validated in 2004 by the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 rating and the Aerospace Standards 9100 certification.
- Future Imagery Architecture: An imagery reconnaissance architecture that will provide a significant enhancement to critical intelligence capability over the next decade through unique capabilities.
- Mission Systems: Mission Systems is the primary customer-facing organization for the Intelligence Community. The organization brings together a nationwide team with key competencies in knowledge management, geospatial information technology, Global Situational Awareness, systems engineering, systems integration and program management.
- Other Classified Programs: Boeing is a major supplier to security, defense and intelligence agencies.
- United Space Alliance (USA): Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA is one of the world's leading space operations companies. Established in 1996 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), USA is equally owned by The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation and employs people in Texas, Florida, Alabama, California and Washington, D.C.
USA manages and conducts space operations work involving the operation and maintenance of multi-purpose space systems, including systems associated with NASA's human space flight program, Space Shuttle applications beyond those of NASA, and other reusable launch and orbital systems beyond the Space Shuttle and Space Station. As the prime contractor for NASA ' s Space Shuttle Program, United Space Alliance is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the U.S. Space Shuttle fleet.
- Sea Launch: The Sea Launch Zenit-3SL provides reliable, cost-effective, heavy lift launch services up to 6,000 kg for commercial satellite customers, and is sold commercially through Boeing Launch Services.