Defense, Space & Security is one of The Boeing Company’s [NYSE:BA] three business units. One of the world’s largest defense contractors, BDS operates in six key markets: Commercial Derivative Aircraft, Military Rotorcraft, Human Space Exploration, Satellites, Autonomous Systems, and Services. BDS also has a significant presence in the fixed-wing strike, weapons and integrated missile system markets
Its organization structure reflects this strategy through its seven divisions:
- Autonomous Systems – Develops and produces remotely piloted aircraft and submersibles. Manages Boeing’s Insitu and Liquid Robotics subsidiaries.
- Commercial Derivative Aircraft – Develops products for global military and government customers based on proven commercial platforms including Boeing’s world-class 7-series aircraft.
- Missile and Weapon Systems – Manages Boeing’s portfolio of strategic missile and defense systems and weapons systems.
- Phantom Works – Creates and advances new products and capabilities by drawing on its expertise in innovation, advanced experimentation and prototyping.
- Space and Launch – The division houses more than 60 years of space exploration expertise, Boeing’s satellite portfolio and manages Boeing’s share of United Launch Alliance and United Space Alliance.
- Strike, Surveillance and Mobility – Manages Boeing’s current and future portfolio of fixed-wing military and surveillance aircraft, including fighters and commercial derivitave platforms, and support of key platforms such as the executive transport fleet, which includes VC-25 (Air Force One).
- Vertical Lift – The world’s largest provider of military rotorcraft with a diverse portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor and attack platforms.
Led by President and CEO Leanne Caret, the business is based in Arlington, Va.
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