Boeing, Havelsan to Jointly Market VSOC Sentinel
Companies to establish in-country facility to demonstrate infrastructure protection capabilities

ISTANBUL, May 10, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Havelsan, a Turkish software and systems development company, today signed a memorandum of agreement to jointly market Boeing’s Visual Security Operations Console (VSOC) Sentinel. The ceremony was held at the 10th International Defence Industry Fair in Istanbul.

Under the agreement, the companies will establish a demonstration facility in or near Ankara, Turkey, to support sales opportunities. The facility will give potential customers a firsthand look at VSOC Sentinel’s infrastructure protection capabilities for government and commercial applications.

“This agreement builds on Havelsan’s long-standing relationship with Boeing and sets exciting directions for new and expanded cooperation as we pursue both border security and critical infrastructure protection opportunities in Turkey,” said Havelsan General Manager Faruk Yarman. “We look forward to strengthening our core capabilities as we work with Boeing in areas that are of strategic, long-term value to both companies.”

Boeing’s VSOC Sentinel product incorporates existing security, sensor and alarm systems into high-definition 3-D models of buildings and other critical infrastructure assets. This provides end users -- both local and remote -- with a real-time picture of events and alarms in their operational space.

“Boeing is focused on expanding internationally, so we are developing an in-country demonstration capability that draws on the talents and expertise of both companies as we work together to provide state-of-the-art physical security solutions to customers,” said Greg Pepin, president, Boeing Turkey. “The VSOC product combines powerful capabilities to help improve critical infrastructure protection, and with Havelsan’s extensive security systems experience and market access, we can now make it available to the region.”

Havelsan is a software and systems company with extensive experience in the fields of C4ISR, naval combat systems, air defense systems, management information systems, simulation and training systems, homeland security systems and energy management systems.

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