Boeing to Highlight Integrated, Affordable Solutions at AFA Air & Space Conference
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], at next week's U.S. Air Force Association Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, will highlight a range of affordable solutions for the Air Force that include both comprehensive support and network-centric operations. The conference will take place Sept. 14-16 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md., near Washington.
"The Air Force's top leadership will be at the conference to discuss the pressing issues and challenges facing the United States, its warfighters and the aerospace community," said Steve Gress, Boeing Government Operations vice president of Air Force Systems. "Boeing will be there to listen to our valued customer and to show how our innovative, integrated products and services can affordably meet the Air Force's needs, now and in the future. We are more than a systems provider -- we are a partner and will stand by our products and services for as long as the Air Force uses them."
Some of the solutions that Boeing will highlight at its exhibit and in its media briefings are the KC-7A7 Tanker; the Advanced F-15E and its Radar Modernization Program (RMP); the C-17 Globemaster III; the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP); cybersecurity solutions; and military space systems such as Wideband Global SATCOM and Global Positioning System.
Boeing's online press kit at www.boeing.com/ids/AFA2009/ will be updated throughout the show with briefing presentations and schedule changes, if any. The site also contains program backgrounders, executive biographies and a link to high-resolution photos.
All briefings will be held in National Harbor Briefing Room 6. All times listed below are Eastern Daylight Time.
Monday, Sept. 14
1100 - 1200: KC-7A7 Briefing
KC-X Tankers Director/Program Manager Rick Lemaster discusses the company's KC-7A7 family of tankers available to meet the U.S. Air Force's next-generation refueling requirements.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
1000 - 1100: C-130 AMP
Weapons Systems Modernization Programs Vice President Mike Harris provides an update on how Boeing is improving the C-130 aircraft's capabilities and readiness through the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program.
1200 - 1300: Military Space
Assistant Director of Satellite Communications and Cyber Security for Government Operations Bill Reiner discusses how a new generation of Boeing-built military satellites, including Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), is delivering increased capabilities to warfighters. Lunch will be provided.
1315 - 1400: Cyber Solutions
Cyber and Information Solutions Vice President Barbara Fast discusses how Boeing is meeting the nation's need for integrated, synchronized and responsive cyber solutions.
1515 - 1600: Advanced F-15E and RMP
F-15 Radar Modernization Program Manager Brad Jones describes how Boeing is demonstrating its continuing commitment to the F-15E through the Radar Modernization Program.
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.
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