May 2007
Volume 06, Issue 1
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INTEGRATED DEFENSE SYSTEMS

A plan for production

Boeing’s proposal to build the upper stage of NASA’s Ares I rocket is based on two areas where Boeing is an expert: Lean manufacturing practices and human space flight experience.

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A plan for production NASA GRAPHIC

The Mod squad

The C-40C, a U.S. Air Force 737 derivative used to transport government leaders, comes together through the synergistic efforts of Integrated Defense Systems and Commercial Airplanes. Derivative Airplane Programs and the Mission Integration Center are collaborating to streamline the modification.

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The Mod squad MARIAn LOCKHART PHOTO

Keep 'em flying

Boeing devised a way to get the Kuwait Air Force up to speed on maintaining its new AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters—while expanding Support Systems opportunities throughout the Apache program.

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Keep 'em flying HAl KlOPPER PHOTO

Connected to tomorrow

Boeing leads one of two contractor teams developing and demonstrating critical technologies for the Transformational Satellite Communications System Space Segment. This project is important because it will give the U.S. Department of Defense a secure, high-capacity global communications network.

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Connected to tomorrow BOEING IllUSTRATION

A right turn at Albuquerque

Employees at the Boeing-SVS facility in Albuquerque, N.M., design, develop and build electro-optical systems that help see and track remote objects and events. Their work helps support customers of Integrated Defense Systems—and illustrates that Boeing is looking to tomorrow.

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A right turn at Albuquerque Photos by Bob Ferguson