Integrated Defense Systems and Boeing Commercial Airplanes are working together to design, build and deliver the P-8A Poseidon, an aircraft that provides the U.S. Navy with new airborne antisubmarine capabilities. Boeing took a new approach on this commercial-to-military aircraft program—an approach that shows how Boeing can succeed when its business units join forces.
Under reciprocal agreements, Boeing and the U.K. Ministry of Defence each have loaned an employee to the other entity for an extended assignment. It’s the next step in Boeing’s efforts to increase understanding of its United Kingdom customer needs and better serve them.
Astronauts are scheduled to head to the International Space Station this month to install Boeing-built truss segments, unfurl new solar arrays and retract another set of old solar arrays. To help make their tasks easier, they’ll apply learnings from previous missions.
A team of Boeing and NASA engineers is studying the effect of potential space debris impact on the International Space Station. Their goal: to minimize impact damage and determine the spare parts that might be needed to replace ISS components that sustain damage from the growing amount of orbital debris.