August 2006 
Volume 05, Issue 4 
Integrated Defense Systems

Always be preparedAlways be prepared

The members of IDS Support Systems’ Special Operations Forces team deliver round-the-clock readiness to the special forces units of U.S. militaries. The work of these Boeing employees enables these elite combat groups to perform their covert operations successfully.



They hit the targetThey hit the target

Boeing recently delivered the first production Small Diameter Bomb System to the U.S. Air Force. The Boeing team brought this product in on schedule after a successful development program.



Queen for lifeQueen for life

Apache Longbow, U.S. Army Serial Number 96-5001, is better known as “PVD-01”—the queen of flight testing. To date, it’s flown more than 800 hours to validate modifications and experimental designs.




Speedy deliverySpeedy delivery

Boeing works to provide warfighters with the capabilities they need as rapidly as possible. Here’s how the Network Centric Soldier System team did just that to deliver a communications-on-the-move system.


Good as (I-)GOLDGood as (I-)GOLD

I-GOLD, a business database planning tool, is one of the major Lean tools improving the aircraft maintenance overhaul business performed by IDS Support Systems. The software tool enables teammates to track planned repair jobs as well as unexpected repair activity.


Gold medal performanceGold medal performance

Boeing employees played a major part in ensuring that Space Shuttle Discovery flew a successful mission in July. Here's a look at some of their activities.



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