Boeing to Engage Army Leaders with Adaptive, Versatile Capabilities at AUSA Winter Symposium

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 18, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a wide variety of capabilities and technology solutions used by U.S. Army soldiers and allied defense forces around the globe at next week's Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Winter Symposium and Exposition, Feb. 23-25 in Fort Lauderdale.

The capabilities to be featured at the Boeing exhibits and in presentations by company leaders include airlift and attack/reconnaissance platforms, Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, cybersecurity solutions, logistics support, and logistics command and control programs.

"Like our Army customer, the defense industry is becoming more adaptive and versatile in meeting the demands of the warfighter,” said Leo Brooks, Boeing vice president, National Security & Space Group. "Boeing’s goal, as always, is to provide warfighters with the best capabilities, systems and services to complete their assigned missions effectively, efficiently and safely."

Boeing’s interactive indoor booth, 2223, will include a number of hands-on demonstrations and scale models. Featured solutions include Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization; the AH-64D Apache and AH-6 helicopters; C4ISR and cybersecurity solutions; the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system; and the Joint Tactical Radio System -- Ground Mobile Radio.

The company’s outdoor display, 3323, will feature aircraft such as the CH-47F Chinook, A160T Hummingbird, and S-100 unmanned system; the Airborne Ground Surveillance trailer; the Avenger Adaptive Force Protection Solutions system; and the Mobile Guardian -- Tactical Surveillance and Observation System.

“The outdoor display area at Winter AUSA is an excellent venue for our customers to see our products in person,” said Jamey Moran, Boeing vice president of Army Systems. “Whether it’s the Chinook, our unmanned systems, or new capabilities such as the Joint Recovery and Distribution System and the Avenger Adaptive Force Protection Solutions system, The Boeing Company’s commitment to the warfighter is paramount."

Boeing's online press kit at 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. Reporters may contact the media relations representatives listed below to schedule interviews with Boeing executives at the show.

The company will participate in a Ground Combat Vehicle media roundtable hosted by prime partner SAIC on Feb. 24 at 2:45 p.m. in the SAIC B2B suite (Palm B).

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 $32 billion business with 66,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

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