Boeing to Emphasize Adaptability in a Changing Strategic Environment at AUSA Winter Symposium & Exposition

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 19, 2010 -- 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 Winter Symposium & Exposition. Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, rotorcraft platforms, network-centric technologies and logistics-support programs will be highlighted at the company’s exhibit and in discussions with company leaders. The event will take place Feb. 24-26 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

“We will demonstrate to our Army customer that Boeing continues to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of the warfighter while remaining the world’s best provider of precision enabling capabilities, services and integrated solutions at the best value,” said Leo Brooks, Boeing vice president, National Security & Space Group. “Our mission is to effectively engage our customers regarding the requirements of the warfighter, especially those engaged in current operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas where servicemen and women are deployed in harm’s way.”

Solutions that Boeing will highlight at its exhibit and in media engagements are Brigade Combat Team 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 Radios (JTRS GMR); the Joint Recovery and Distribution System; and Army Integrated Logistics solutions and integrated training solutions for Army programs.

Boeing’s online press kit at will be activated on Feb. 22 and updated as needed throughout the show. It contains program backgrounders, executive biographies and a link to high-resolution photos.

Senior Boeing officials will be available to answer media questions on their respective programs at the following times and locations.

Note: All times listed below are Eastern time.

A160 Hummingbird -- Boeing exhibit
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1300-1400
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1000-1100
Media availability with Dan Page, A160 Business Development manager

AH-6 Light Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopter -- Boeing exhibit
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1400-1430
Media availability with Mike Burke, Army Rotorcraft Business Development director

CH-47 Chinook Helicopter -- aircraft static display in exterior exhibit area
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1430-1530
Friday, Feb. 26, 0930-1030
Media availability with Mark Ballew, Chinook Business Development manager

Force Protection Vehicle -- vehicle static display in exterior exhibit area
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1530-1630
Media availability with Joe Dickson, Advanced Combat Systems manager

Joint Tactical Radio System, Ground Mobile Radios -- Grand Floridian Ballroom B
Thursday, Feb. 25, 0930-1015
Media briefing/Q&A with Ralph Moslener, JTRS GMR program manager

AH-64 Apache Helicopter -- Boeing exhibit
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1100-1130
Media availability with Cash Striplin, Domestic Apache Business Development manager

C-17 Globemaster III -- Boeing exhibit
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1300-1330
Media availability with Alan Baker, Airlift Business Development manager

Joint Air-to-Ground Missile -- Boeing exhibit
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1330-1400
Media availability with Steve Sherrick, JAGM Business Development manager

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space, & Security is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security 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 Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.

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Matthew Billingsley
Boeing Network and Tactical Systems Communications
Office: 703-647-1444
Mobile: 703-203-9435

Carole Thompson
Boeing Rotorcraft Communications
Office: 480-891-2119
Mobile: 602-741-4802