|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
2002 (as Boeing IDS)
|Theodore Colbert III (President and CEO for BDS)|
|Revenue||US$23.3 billion (2022)|
|US$3.544 billion (2022)|
Number of employees
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).
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 made Boeing the third-largest defense contractor in the world in 2021.
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 helicopter line (which was 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 was reorganized in June 2018:
In November 2022, Boeing consolidated its defense, space and security business from eight divisions into four, according to a company statement. Those reorganized divisions now focus on vertical lift; mobility, surveillance and bombers; air dominance; and space, intelligence and weapons systems, led by Ted Colbert, president and chief executive officer of BDS. This followed the third quarter of 2022 when Boeing's defense business reported losses of US$2.8 billion (KC-46A Pegasus program was around $1.2 billion charge; VC-25B Air Force One was $766 million),
- Vertical Lift, led by Vice President and General Manager Mark Cherry – The world's largest provider of military rotorcraft with a diverse portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor, and attack platforms.
- Mobility, Surveillance & Bombers, led by Vice President and General Manager Dan Gillian, which includes KC-46, SAOC, E-7, VC-25B, P-8, Bombers, AWACS/AEW&C, 777X components and all executive transport programs.
- Air Dominance, led by Vice President and General Manager Steve Nordlund, which includes classified programs; the F/A-18, F-15, T-7, MQ-25 and MQ-28 programs; and the non-space Phantom Works portfolio, including the Virtual Warfare Centers. Nordlund is the senior site executive for the St. Louis region.
- Space, Intelligence & Weapon Systems, led by Vice President and General Manager Kay Sears, which includes space exploration and launch programs, satellites, munitions, missiles, weapon system deterrents, maritime undersea, Phantom Works Space and subsidiaries (BI&A, Millennium, Insitu, Liquid Robotics, Spectrolab, Argon and DRT). This includes space exploration and launch programs, satellites and Phantom Works Space.
In 2022, Ted Colbert was president and chief executive officer of BDS. of Defense, Space & Security (BDS), a division of The Boeing Company.
- President & CEO: Ted Colbert
- President of N&SS: Jim H. Chilton
- President of Phantom Works: Darryl W. Davis
- 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 aircraft
- Boeing Model 15
- Boeing F2B
- Boeing F3B
- Boeing XF6B
- Boeing XF8B
- Boeing F-15E Strike 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 aircraft
- 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 variants
- 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 vehicles
- 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 – a high altitude, long range UAV
- Boeing Persistent Munition Technology Demonstrator
- Boeing SolarEagle
- GQM-163 Coyote
- Boeing MQ-28 Ghost Bat – previously known as Airpower Teaming System
- Arrow 3
- CIM-10 Bomarc
- LGM-30 Minuteman
- AGM-69 SRAM
- AGM-86 ALCM cruise missile
- MGM-118 Peacekeeper
- Ground-Based Midcourse Defense
- UUM-125 Sea Lance
- AGM-131 SRAM II
- Boeing Ground-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft
- Harpoon (missile)
Space launch and spacecraft
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 crewed 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)
- AN/TWQ-1 Avenger – lightweight air defense vehicle
- Pegasus-class hydrofoil – patrol craft (6 built by Boeing Marine)
- GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb – 250 lb glide bomb
- Compact Laser weapon system
- Tactical Laser weapon system
- 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
- Boeing Rotorcraft Systems
- Airbus Defence and Space
- Lockheed Martin Space Systems
- Northrop Grumman
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