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Engineering, Modification and Maintenance

Through unparalleled innovation, global presence and agile performance, Boeing Global Services will have the ability to convert, sustain and upgrade any type of aircraft in the world.

Military Aircraft Modernization

Helping our customers meet the demands of their mission, day and night

Integrating new, advanced technologies that enable mission readiness is a cornerstone of the services and support Boeing provides our military customers each and every day. From providing scheduled maintenance operations or upgrading an avionics system to trouble-shooting a mechanical issue or repainting a livery, we are committed to providing you best-in-class service.

Across the globe, Boeing’s engineers and technicians stand ready to meet the demands of our customer’s mission to protect and serve.

TACTICAL AIRCRAFT SOLUTIONS

Boeing has extensive experience architecting and modernizing a diverse range of platforms to ensure the war fighter is always equipped for the fight.

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  • Tactical Aircraft Solutions

    TACTICAL AIRCRAFT SOLUTIONS

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    Boeing has extensive experience architecting and modernizing a diverse range of platforms to ensure the war fighter is always equipped for the fight.

  • QF-16

    QF-16

  • FLY-BY-ITSELF

    The QF-16 mission profile included auto takeoff, a series of simulated maneuvers, supersonic flight and an auto land all without a pilot in the cockpit.

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  • LIVE FIRE TESTS

    During “Combat Archer” the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron uses the unmanned QF-16 as a target for live-fire tests over the Gulf of Mexico.

  • A FAMILIAR AIRCRAFT

    The QF-16 is based on the F-16A and F-16C, the single-seat versions of the U.S. Air Force’s single-engine supersonic, multi-role tactical aircraft.

  • MANNED-TO-UNMANNED FLIGHT

    Boeing receives the F-16 as it was delivered to the U.S. Air Force, and installs a number of systems on the aircraft to make it unmanned.

  • EA-18G

    EA-18G

  • FIRST-DAY READY

    The Growler's unique airborne electronic attack capabilities make it one of the first aircraft into the fight, as it suppresses ground defenses for other strikes.

  • AIRBORNE ELECTRONIC ATTACK

    The Growler provides selective, reactive and
    pre-emptive jamming capabilities, some of which are housed in the gun bay and in two wingtip pods.

  • SELF PROTECT & TIME-CRITICAL STRIKE SUPPORT

    With its Advanced Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, digital data links and air-to-air missiles, the Growler has self-protection capability and is effective for target identification and prosecution.

  • F-15

    F-15

  • GONE BEFORE YOU HEAR IT

    The F-15's two 29,000 pound-thrust engines push it to two and a half times the speed of sound, making it the eighth fastest aircraft ever built.

  • CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED

    The F-15 has evolved into arguably the most advanced, multirole, air-superiority fighter currently in service.

  • FLEXIBLE PAYLOAD

    The F-15 can carry up to 29,500 pounds of payload, including air-to-ground weapons and air-to-air weapons.

  • LOW-ALTITUDE TARGETING

    Boeing equipped the F-15 with an advanced infrared targeting and navigation system, which allows high-speed target strikes at night and in bad weather.

  • F/A-18

    F/A-18

  • WEAPONS ALL OVER

    The Super Hornet has 11 weapons stations, which allows the aircraft to carry more than 400 configurations of air-to-air and air-to-ground ordinance.

  • ENDURING SUPPORT

    Boeing provides on-site maintenance and support ensuring F/A-18 fleets (both Classic Hornets and
    Super Hornets) are mission ready.

  • BUILT FOR SUPERIORITY

    The F/A-18 Super Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all weather multirole fighter jet that is capable of landing and taking off from an aircraft carrier. Every Super Hornet has been delivered on cost and on schedule.

  • THE POWER INSIDE

    Two F414-GE-400 engines power the Super Hornet, producing a combined 44,000 pounds of thrust and a Mach 1.8 top speed.

  • A-10

    A-10

  • ENDURING PLATFORM

    Known as the Warthog, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is a twin-engine aircraft that provides close-air support of ground forces and employs a wide variety of conventional munitions.

  • RE-WINGING A THUNDERBOLT

    In 2007 and based upon expertise with Fighter / Attack aircraft, Boeing was selected to replace 173 wing sets on the Warthog.

  • 3-D MODELING

    Using 3-D modeling, Boeing provided the baseline engineering foundation for the A-10 Wing Replacement program and was recognized by Aviation Week for its innovative approach.

  • HEAVILY ARMED

    The A-10 provides close-air support through its mix of weaponry, including a Gatling 30 mm Avenger rotary cannon and up to 16,000 pounds of ordinance.

  • INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

    To replace wings on the A-10, Boeing used an innovative approach to interpret and de-conflict legacy designs. In early 2015, Boeing delivered the 100th wing set.

  • F-22

    F-22

  • TEAM RAPTOR

    Boeing teamed with Lockheed Martin to develop and build the F-22, an extremely advanced tactical fighter that combined stealth, integrated avionics and maneuverability. Boeing built the wings and aft fuselage, including the structures necessary for engine and nozzle installations and development of the auxiliary power units.

  • SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

    On the F-22, Boeing was responsible for the avionics integration, seventy percent of the mission software as well as the life support and fire protection systems. Also, Boeing has prime responsibility for radar system and power supplies development, production, and testing.

  • IMMERSIVE VISUAL SYSTEMS

    Training on the F-22 simulator now includes Boeing’s Constant Resolution Visual System, or CRVS — a high resolution, immersive training environment. The standard CRVS provides constant 20/40 visual acuity over the entire 360-degree field of view.

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  • T-38

    T-38

  • AVIONICS UPGRADE PROGRAM (AUP)

    To make training more relevant to modern day fighters, Boeing upgraded 466 of the advanced-jet training aircraft with a modernized cockpit, featuring a head-up display, up-front control panels, multifunctional displays, hands-on throttle and stick, and integrated global positioning system.

  • AVIONICS COMPONENT INTEGRATION (AvCI)

    Boeing continues its modernization of the avionics systems in providing a new Mission Display Processor (MDP), new electronics for the head-up display, new VHF radios, a new surveillance capability called
    ADS-B Out, and further capability block upgrades.

  • TRAINING SUPPORT

    Boeing provides flight simulators called Aircrew Training Devices (ATDs), courseware revisions, field service representatives, and Performance Based Logistics (PBL) to repair the avionics equipment.

  • F-16

    F-16

  • High Fidelity Simulators

    Boeing provides high fidelity F-16 simulators with
    360-degree visual systems, instructor/operator stations and brief/debrief stations as individual device solutions or through the Mission Training Centers which are linked to the Distributed Mission Operation Network.

  • Pilot Readiness Training

    Boeing’s F-16 Weapons Tactics Trainer (WTT), Desktop Tactics Trainer (DTT) and Full Mission Trainer (FMT) provide affordable, realistic, high-fidelity training to maximize F-16 pilot readiness.

  • Situational Awareness

    Boeing provides Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing Systems for the F-16, increasing the pilot’s situational awareness and battle effectiveness.

Unparalleled Expertise

With 30 percent of lifecycle costs going to the purchase of a platform, the remaining 70 percent of sustainment costs is where Boeing’s maintenance and modernization of aircraft drives affordability for customers. Extending the life of an aircraft is one of the many things that Boeing’s engineering team does every day, 24x7, so customers meet their readiness needs.

Unparalleled Expertise

Feature Stories

C+ Scores A+ with Marines

C+ Scores A+ with Marines

October 25, 2016 in Defense

Boeing’s C+ program brings retired Hornets back to life.

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Sustaining Flight

Sustaining Flight

June 8, 2016 in Defense

The Boeing facility in San Antonio, Texas has upgraded and delivered nearly 1,000 planes to customers around the world. Those aircraft include the C-17 Globemaster III fleet.

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Battle Tested and Back in the Fight

Battle Tested and Back in the Fight

September 8, 2015 in Defense

U.S. Air Force pilot Major Brett Cassidy, reunites with the CV-22 he flew through a fire fight. Their incredible story as the two come together at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

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