Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

Infobox Company
company_name = Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
company_type = Operating Division
foundation = 1939
2002-06-10 (as Boeing IDS)
location_city = St. Louis, Missouri
location_country = United States
origins =
key_people = James F. Albaugh (President and CEO)
area_served =
industry = Aerospace and defense
products =
revenue = US$30,791 million (2005) ["Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records: Boeing Integrated Defense Systems" Hoover's Inc. Retrieved on 2007-01-15]
operating_income =
net_income =
num_employees = 78,000
parent = The Boeing Company
divisions =
subsid =
company_slogan =
homepage = []
footnotes =

Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (Boeing IDS), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a unit of The Boeing Company responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. Integrated Defense Systems was formed in 2002 by combining the former "Military Aircraft and Missile Systems" and "Space and Communications" divisions. [ [ Boeing Realigns Defense, Intelligence and Space Businesses] ] Integrated Defense Systems makes Boeing the second-largest defense contractor in the world and is responsible for 56% of the company's income." [ Defense News Top 100 (2005 data)] ." "Defense News".]

Integrated Defense Systems is a consolidated group which brought together major names in aerospace; Boeing Military Airplane Company; Hughes Satellite Systems; Hughes Helicopters minus the commercial helicopter 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.


IDS is organized into the following subdivisions as of September 2008: [ Integrated Defense Systems: Overview] , Boeing. Retrieved July 13 2008.]

*Advanced Systems will develop the technologies for the evolving needs of Boeing's space and defense customers. Advanced Systems will collaborate with Phantom Works, Boeing's advanced research and development unit in developing these technologies.

*Network & Space Systems responsible for Boeing's Future Combat Systems program, rocket launch systems, missile defense, satellites, other networking services and also the Space Shuttle and Space Station programs. This group will be headquartered in northern Virginia, and led by Roger Krone.
**Boeing Satellite Development Center

*Boeing Military Aircraft responsible for fighter aircraft, airlifters, aerial refuelling tankers, helicopters, and airborne warfare systems. This group is headquartered in Northern Virginia, and led by John Chris Chadwick. This group was previously known as Precision Engagement & Mobility Systems (PE&MS) before July 11, 2008.

*Support Systems responsible for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, material management, training systems, international business operations, and advanced logistic systems. This group will be headquartered in St. Louis, and led by Pat Finneran.
*Joint Ventures
**Sea Launch (40% Boeing)
**United Launch Alliance (with Lockheed Martin)
**United Space Alliance (with Lockheed Martin)

*Insitu, former partner of Boeing, was purchased in July 2008 (with the transaction closing September 8), and will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary. [ Boeing Completes Acquisition of Insitu] , Boeing, September 9, 2008. Retrieved September 25 2008.] Insitu developed the ScanEagle UAV and is currently developing new UAV platforms and control systems. Insitu is headquartered in Bingen, Washington.



* Y1B-9
* B-17 Flying Fortress
* B-29 Superfortress
* B-47 Stratojet
* B-50 Superfortress
* B-52 Stratofortress
* B-1B Lancer (Rockwell)
* B-2 Spirit (in contractor team under Northrop Grumman)


* AH-64 Apache
* CH-46 Sea Knight
* CH-47 Chinook
* V-22 Osprey (with Bell Helicopter)
* Quad TiltRotor (with Bell Helicopter)
* RAH-66 Comanche (with Sikorsky), reconnaissance and light attack helicopter, canceled

Tactical fighters

* P-26 Peashooter
* F-4 Phantom II (McDonnell Douglas)
* F-15 Eagle (McDonnell Douglas)
* AV-8B Harrier II (McDonnell Douglas/British Aerospace)
* Harrier GR9 (BAe/McDonnell Douglas)
* F/A-18 Hornet (McDonnell Douglas)
* F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (designed by McDonnell Douglas)
* F-22 Raptor (partner with prime contractor Lockheed Martin)
* X-32, Boeing's entry for the Joint Strike Fighter Program

Tankers and transports

* KC-135 Stratotanker
* KC-10 Extender (McDonnell Douglas)
* KC-767, Boeing's entry in the KC-X program as a replacement for KC-135
* C-22
* C-32A Executive Transport
* C-40 Clipper
* YC-14
* YC-15 (McDonnell Douglas)
* C-17 Globemaster III (McDonnell Douglas)
* VC-25A ("Air Force One")

urveillance and other military

* YAL-1 Airborne Laser
* EC-135
* OC-135 Open Skies
* RC-135 Rivet Joint
* E-3 Sentry (an AWACS surveillance aircraft)
* E-4B (Advanced Airborne Command Post)
* E-8 Joint STARS, ground battle management
* E-10 MC2A (successor to the E-3, E-8, EC-135)
* T-43
* T-45 Goshawk
* Project Wedgetail (AEW&C)
* P-8 Poseidon (ASW)
* X-36 (Tailless Agility Research Aircraft)

Unmanned aerial vehicles

* X-45
* A160
* ScanEagle
* Insitu Insight


* AGM-48 Skybolt (Douglas)
* Harpoon missiles (McDonnell Douglas)
* AGM-86 ALCM Cruise Missile
* AGM-114 Hellfire (McDonnell Douglas)
* BGM-109 Tomahawk (McDonnell Douglas)
* Brimstone

pace launch and exploration

Boeing Launch Services Inc. (BLS) is Boeing's commercial launch service provider.

* X-20 Dyna-Soar
* X-40
* S-IC first stage (Boeing), S-II second stage (North American Aviation)
* S-IVB third stage (Douglas Aircraft Company)
* Apollo Command/Service Module (North American Aviation)
* X-38 Crew Return Vehicle
* Inertial Upper Stage (Titan IV)
* International Space Station
* Solar Orbit Transfer Vehicle
* Space Shuttle (Rockwell)
* Delta rocket (aka Thor-Delta)
* Delta II
* Delta III
* Delta IV EELV
* Sea Launch (with Energia, Aker Kværner, and Yuzhnoe)
* X-37


* Advanced Research and Global Observation 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)


* Avenger
* Bird of Prey
* Sandia/Rockwell MAGLEV
* "Pegasus" class hydrofoils


On July 21, 2006, Boeing announced that it would be consolidating its Southern California locations. The Boeing facility in Anaheim will be moving to Huntington Beach, CA. []

* Decatur, Alabama
* Huntsville, Alabama (ISS, Delta)
* Mesa, Arizona (AH-64)
* Anaheim, California
* El Segundo, California (601, 702)
* Palmdale, California
* Long Beach, California (C-17)
* Seal Beach, California
* Huntington Beach, California
* Macon, Georgia
* Kennedy Space Center, Florida
* St. Louis, Missouri (F-15, F/A-18)
* St. Charles, Missouri (Weapons)
* Wichita, Kansas
* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (H-46, H-47, V-22)
* El Paso, Texas
* Houston, Texas
* San Antonio, Texas
* Puget Sound, Washington
* Midwest City, Oklahoma


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