The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] announced plans today to jointly headquarter its recently formed Missile Defense Systems organization - a major business enterprise within the Space and Communications operating unit -in Washington, D.C. and Huntsville, Ala., bringing together all Boeing missile defense activities under one leadership team.
"The new organization will allow us to better focus on our core missile defense capabilities of integrated solutions," said James Evatt, executive vice president & general manager, Missile Defense Systems. "The joint headquarter locations strategically aligns our resources and skills with our customers and markets."
The Missile Defense Systems organization has major activities in Washington, D.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Anaheim, Calif.; Kent, Wash.; Canoga Park, Calif.; Wichita, Kan.; and Colorado Springs, Colo., allowing it to capitalize on the resources and talent of Boeing personnel that have supported advanced missile defense activities for decades.
Missile Defense Systems leads and participates in a variety of national and theater missile defense programs in support of national security and protection of troops and assets abroad. Programs include Ground-based Midcourse Defense Segment (formerly National Missile Defense), Airborne Laser, Space Based Laser, Patriot Advanced Capability -3 (PAC-3), Navy Theater Wide, and Avenger.