Boeing to Emphasize Innovative, Adaptable Solutions at AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a wide array of ground, aviation, support and technology solutions for the U.S. Army at next week's Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition. Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, rotorcraft platforms, network-centric technologies and logistic support programs will be highlighted at the company's exhibit and in presentations offered by company leaders. The event will take place Oct. 5-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

"Senior U.S. Army leaders and government officials will attend the convention to discuss strategies for supporting soldiers, managing changing budget priorities, and ensuring force readiness and transformation," said Leo Brooks, Boeing vice president, National Security & Space Group. "Boeing will be there to listen to its Army customer and demonstrate the capabilities and technologies that can effectively and affordably meet warfighter needs, today and in the future.

"We are more than a systems provider -- we are fully committed to keeping the promises we have made to our military men and women at home and deployed around the globe," Brooks added.

Some of the solutions that Boeing will highlight at its exhibit and in its media briefings are Army Brigade Modernization; the AH-64D Apache, CH-47 Chinook and AH-6 helicopters; tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance solutions; the A160 and ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems; Wideband Global SATCOM; Joint Tactical Radio System – Ground Mobile Radio; the Joint Recovery and Distribution System, Army Integrated Logistics solutions and Integrated Training Solutions for Army programs.

Boeing's online press kit at will be available beginning on Monday, Oct. 5, and 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 the 9th Street Mezzanine Room. All times listed below are Eastern Daylight Time.

Monday, Oct. 5
1330 - 1430: AH-64D Apache
Apache Programs Vice President Al Winn, joined by U.S. Army Col. Shane Openshaw, discusses the recent progress of AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter tests in anticipation of future production.

1430 - 1530: CH-47 Chinook
Chinook Programs Vice President Jack Dougherty provides an update on the Chinook program's status, including recent contracts.

Tuesday, Oct. 6
0930 - 1030: Joint Tactical Radio System – Ground Mobile Radio
JTRS GMR Program Director Ralph Moslener provides an update on program status as development nears completion.

1030 - 1115: Army Sustainment
Global Services & Support program leaders and Army Col. Joe Dunaway, commander of the Corpus Christi Army Depot, discuss Boeing's role and performance in several key support programs for the U.S. Army and the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force.

1115 - 1200: Joint Recovery and Distribution System
JRaDS Program Manager Andy Garcia and Ground Forces Support Systems Director Dan Afflick present information and contract status on both variants of the versatile JRaDS ground vehicle. JRaDS will provide the U.S. Marines with Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) recovery capability, while the U.S. Army will use the system to improve logistics in forward operating areas.

Wednesday, Oct. 7
0830 - 0930: AH-6 Helicopter
Apache Programs Vice President Al Winn and Army Rotorcraft Business Development Director Mike Burke provide an update on the new AH-6 rotorcraft program, including the status of validation testing and new technologies.

1000 - 1100: Wideband Global SATCOM
Assistant Director of Satellite Communications and Cyber Security for Government Operations Bill Reiner discusses how the Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system is delivering increased communications capabilities to U.S. warfighters around the world.

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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