Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems already has a strong
portfolio of programs, and IDS leader Dennis Muilenburg, in
a wide-ranging discussion with Frontiers, said there are many
new opportunities to expand and grow, including international
business, unmanned systems, intelligence, energy solutions,
cybersecurity, and an array of services.
Boeing is moving quickly to position itself for entry into
an emerging market – upgrading ranges around the world
where aircraft drop real bombs and soldiers fire live ammunition.
Many of these ranges must be modernized to prepare warfighters
for tomorrow’s missions – and Boeing is ready to
meet that challenge with a range of solutions.
A Boeing-designed system is the communications backbone of
the U.S. Navy’s fleet of some 60 missile destroyers.
It is vital to the operation of everything from navigation
and steering to weapons systems, damage control and ship machinery.
And it must be 100 percent reliable.
On a mixed-product assembly line in St. Charles, Mo., fewer
than two dozen workers are producing Small Diameter Bombs and
Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs) at the combined rate
of nearly 1,000 per month. It’s all about teamwork – and