Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is a division (business unit) of The Boeing Company based in Arlington, Virginia. It is responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. It was formerly known as Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
2002 (as Boeing IDS)
|Leanne Caret (President and CEO for BDS)|
|Revenue||US$21.057 billion (2017)|
|US$2.223 billion (2017)|
Number of employees
|Parent||The Boeing Company|
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems was formed in 2002 by combining the former "Military Aircraft and Missile Systems" and "Space and Communications" divisions. Boeing Defense, Space & Security makes Boeing the second-largest defense contractor in the world, and was responsible for 45% of the company's income in 2011.
Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a consolidated group that brought together major names in aerospace; Boeing Military Airplane Company; Hughes Satellite Systems; Hughes Helicopters minus the civilian helicopters products (which were divested as MD Helicopters); Piasecki Helicopter, subsequently known as Boeing Vertol and then Boeing Helicopters; the St. Louis-based McDonnell division of the former McDonnell Douglas Company; and the former North American Aviation division of Rockwell International.
Boeing Defense, Space & Security was headquartered in Greater St. Louis north of St. Louis Lambert International Airport in the northern St. Louis suburb of Berkeley, Missouri until January 2017, when top executives and support staff were relocated to Arlington, Virginia. There are also significant operations in nearby Missouri communities, such as Hazelwood and St. Charles. It remains one of the largest employers in Greater St. Louis with 13,707 local employees as of 2018.
Other major locations of BDS are in California and Washington state. Boeing chose to locate the defense systems offices in the St. Louis area because of the role of the space and aircraft programs of the former McDonnell Douglas location, and bipartisan support from area politicians.
Boeing BDS has been reorganized into the following subdivisions as of June 13, 2018:
- Autonomous Systems – Develops and produces autonomous platforms for sea, air, and space domains, including the necessary software for remote piloting and supporting services. The Autonomous Systems portfolio also includes Insitu and Liquid Robotics, two Boeing subsidiaries.
- Development – Enhances performance on key defense and space pre-production development programs by consolidating management, expertise, and resources into one organization.
- Global Operations – Leads Defense, Space & Security's international subsidiaries (Boeing Defence Australia, Boeing Defence India, Boeing Defense Saudi Arabia, Boeing Defence United Kingdom), seeks opportunities for additional global growth.
- Phantom Works – Creates and advances new products and capabilities by drawing on its expertise in innovation, advanced experimentation and prototyping.
- Space and Missile Systems – The world's largest satellite manufacturer also offers strategic missile and defense systems, weapons systems, and other space and intelligence systems. The division houses Boeing's more than 60 years of space exploration expertise and manages Boeing's share of United Launch Alliance and United Space Alliance.
- Strike, Surveillance and Mobility – Manages Boeing's current and future portfolio of fixed-wing military and surveillance aircraft, including fighters and commercial derivative platforms, and support of key platforms such as the executive transport fleet, which includes Air Force One.
- Vertical Lift – The world's largest provider of military rotorcraft with a diverse portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor and attack platforms.
In February 2016, Leanne Caret was named president and CEO of Defense, Space & Security (BDS), a division of The Boeing Company. In October 2016, Jim H. Chilton was appointed the president of Network & Space Systems (N&SS).
- Boeing YB-9
- Boeing XB-15 (1 prototype)
- Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
- Boeing Y1B-20
- Boeing B-29 Superfortress
- Boeing B-47 Stratojet
- Boeing B-50 Superfortress
- Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
- Boeing B-54
- Boeing XB-55
- Boeing XB-56
- Boeing XB-59
- Boeing TB – torpedo bomber
- Boeing AH-6
- Boeing AH-64 Apache
- Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight (Vertol Aircraft Corp.)
- Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook (Vertol Aircraft Corp.)
- Boeing Vertol YUH-61
- Boeing Vertol XCH-62
- MH-139 Grey Wolf (with Leonardo S.p.A.)
- V-22 Osprey (with Bell Helicopter)
- Quad TiltRotor (with Bell Helicopter)
- RAH-66 Comanche (with Sikorsky), reconnaissance and light attack helicopter, canceled
- SkyHook JHL-40
Fighter and attack aircraftEdit
- Boeing Model 15
- Boeing F2B
- Boeing F3B
- Boeing XF6B
- Boeing XF8B
- Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle
- Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle
- Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
- Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor (partner with prime contractor Lockheed Martin)
- Boeing GA-1
- Boeing XP-4
- Boeing XP-7
- Boeing XP-8
- Boeing XP-9
- Boeing P-12
- Boeing XP-15
- Boeing P-26 Peashooter
- Boeing P-29
- Boeing X-32, Boeing's entry for the Joint Strike Fighter program
Tankers and transport aircraftEdit
- Boeing YC-14
- Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
- Boeing C-22
- Boeing VC-25
- Boeing C-32
- Boeing C-40 Clipper
- Boeing KC-46 Pegasus
- Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
- Boeing C-127
- Boeing C-135 Stratolifter
- Boeing C-137 Stratoliner
- Boeing KC-767
- Boeing Pelican
- Boeing Model 2
- Boeing XAT-15
- Boeing NB
- Boeing T-43 navigator trainer
- Boeing Skyfox
- Boeing T-7 Red Hawk
Electronic warfare, surveillance and other military variantsEdit
- Boeing 737 AEW&C (E-7 Wedgetail)
- Boeing Model 42
- Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser
- Boeing E-3 Sentry (an AWACS surveillance aircraft)
- Boeing E-4 (Advanced Airborne Command Post)
- Boeing E-6 Mercury
- Boeing E-767 (AWACS)
- Boeing P-8 Poseidon (Anti-submarine warfare)
- Boeing XPB
- Boeing XP3B
- Boeing XPBB Sea Ranger
Unmanned aerial vehiclesEdit
- Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack
- Boeing YQM-94
- Boeing CQM-121 Pave Tiger – anti-radar drone
- Boeing X-45//Phantom Ray – technology demonstrators
- Boeing X-46
- Boeing X-48
- Boeing X-50 Dragonfly – experimental Gyrodyne UAV
- Boeing X-51
- Boeing A160 Hummingbird – development UAV helicopter
- Boeing Condor
- Boeing DARPA Vulture
- Boeing HALE
- Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
- Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
- Boeing Phantom Eye – in development as high altitude, long range UAV
- Boeing Persistent Munition Technology Demonstrator
- Boeing SolarEagle
- GQM-163 Coyote
- Boeing Airpower Teaming System
- CIM-10 Bomarc
- LGM-30 Minuteman
- AGM-69 SRAM
- AGM-86 ALCM Cruise Missile
- MGM-118 Peacekeeper
- UUM-125 Sea Lance
- AGM-131 SRAM II
- Boeing Ground-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft
- Harpoon (missile)
Space launch and spacecraftEdit
Boeing Launch Services Inc. (BLS) is Boeing's commercial launch service provider. On behalf of its commercial customers, BLS administers launch service contracts for Delta II and Delta IV launches conducted by United Launch Alliance. In November 2010, Boeing Defense, Space & Security was selected by NASA for consideration for potential contract awards for heavy lift launch vehicle system concepts, and propulsion technologies.
- S-IC first stage
- Lunar Roving Vehicle
- X-38 Crew Return Vehicle
- Inertial Upper Stage (Titan IV and Space Shuttle)
- International Space Station
- Space Shuttle orbiter (Rockwell)
- Delta (rocket family) (aka Thor-Delta)
- Sea Launch (with Energia, Aker Kværner, and Yuzhnoe)
- Starliner manned space capsule
- Space Launch System core stage
- Human Landing System
- ARGOS (satellite)
- Autonomous Space Transport Robotic Operations (ASTRO)
- GPS Satellites (Rockwell)
- Integrated Solar Upper Stage
- Kinetic Energy Anti-Satellite Weapon System
- XSS Micro-satellite
- 376 (formerly Hughes Satellite Systems – HSS)
- 601 (formerly HSS)
- 702 (formerly HSS)
- Huntsville, Alabama (Spacelab, International Space Station, Delta, Ground-based Midcourse Defense)
- Mesa, Arizona (AH-64, AH-6i)
- Anaheim, California
- El Segundo, California (satellite complex: 601, 702)
- Long Beach, California (C-17 until 2015)
- Palmdale, California (Space Shuttle)
- Pleasanton, California
- Seal Beach, California (Saturn V rocket and Apollo Capsule (original contractor North American later Rockwell International)
- Huntington Beach, California (Saturn V, X-51A, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, Delta, and ISS)
- Kennedy Space Center, Florida (as part of United Space Alliance and United Launch Alliance)
- Macon, Georgia (C-17, a-10, ch-47) Closing down December 2016
- New Orleans, Louisiana (S-IC stage – Boeing was the prime contractor where the Michoud Assembly Facility was used for the final assembly)
- St. Louis, Missouri (F-15, F/A-18)
- St. Charles, Missouri (weapons)
- Tulsa, Oklahoma (F-15/F-15E)
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (H-47, V-22) H-46 production ended.
- El Paso, Texas (B-1B, PAC-3, power and electronics components for ISS, F-22, and F-15, assembly and test for Minuteman III missile guidance system)
- Houston, Texas
- San Antonio, Texas (military aircraft maintenance)
- Puget Sound region, Washington
- Washington, D.C. area
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