Boeing Submits CANES C4I Proposal to US Navy

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 3, 2009 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] on June 2 submitted its proposal to develop the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program for the U.S. Navy. CANES will reduce the information technology infrastructure on naval vessels while implementing a common computing environment across shipboard networks.

The Navy’s Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I), is expected to award the system design and development contract by the end of this year. In order to support this customer, Boeing has opened a CANES program office in the Liberty Station area of San Diego.

“Our proposal offers a CANES solution to the Navy that can be deployed quickly, reduces life-cycle costs, and is reconfigurable to support changing missions,” said Nan Bouchard, vice president and general manager of Boeing C3 Networks. “Boeing understands the Navy’s requirements and is fully committed to its vision for CANES.”

The Boeing proposal enables the Navy to deploy an innovative, low-cost, cross-domain solution that allows data to be seamlessly accessed or transferred between different security levels. Boeing’s IT-related experience includes managing one of the world’s largest global networks that securely connects employees, customers, partners and suppliers worldwide, and developing open architecture and battlespace networking solutions for the U.S. military.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32 billion business with 70,000 employees worldwide.



Cheryl Sampson
Boeing C3 Networks
Office: 714-934-9373

David Sidman
Boeing C3 Networks
Office: 562-388-5343