Boeing Phantom Works

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Boeing Phantom Works
Operating Division
Industry Aerospace and Advanced Research and Development
Founded by McDonnell Douglas
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Key people
Darryl Davis (President)[1]
Number of employees
Parent The Boeing Company

Boeing Phantom Works is the advanced prototyping arm of the defense and security side of The Boeing Company. Its primary focus is developing advanced military products and technologies, many of them highly classified.

Founded by McDonnell Douglas, the research and development group continued after Boeing acquired the company. Its logo was derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom combat jet.[citation needed]

Scope and responsibility[edit]

Phantom Works' organization mirrors that of Boeing's Defense business units, with 'Advanced' versions of each unit (e.g. Advanced Boeing Military Aircraft). The underlying technology is provided by the Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) organization, who develop new technologies (i.e. Technology Readiness Level 1–4) for use by Boeing's Commercial and Defense units. Phantom Works responsibility is to grow those technologies into prototype (i.e. Technology Readiness Level 4–6) to then transition those prototypes to the business units to turn into products (i.e. Technology Readiness Level 7–9).


Headquartered in St Louis, Phantom Works has projects in most Boeing locations in the United States.

Additionally an international group does modelling and simulation work for various governments in the United States,[2] Britain,[3] Australia,[4] and India.[5]

Known projects[edit]

X-51 Waverider advanced hypersonic vehicle

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Executive Biographies. Boeing. Retrieved on June 29, 2009.
  2. ^ Boeing: Boeing Dedicates Virtual Warfare Center in St. Louis Archived June 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Boeing UK - 404 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Boeing: Boeing Australia Unveils Advanced International Systems Analysis Laboratory Archived June 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
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