Boeing to Feature Enduring Capabilities for US Army at AUSA Meeting & Exposition

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will focus on the enduring capabilities it provides the U.S. Army during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 10-12 in Washington. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney will receive AUSA's Dixon Award for outstanding contributions to national defense at a luncheon on Oct. 12.

"Affordable, agile and innovative solutions are critical in this environment," said Leo Brooks, Boeing vice president, National Security & Space Group. "The Boeing Company has the experience, customer knowledge and competitive spirit to build on our longstanding relationship with the U.S. Army as we work to provide the right solutions for the soldiers on the ground."

This year, Boeing's booth will feature hands-on demonstrations and models that showcase the enduring force, connectivity, security, awareness, support and innovation solutions the company provides to soldiers. Some of the solutions include the AH-64D Apache, CH-47F Chinook and AH-6 helicopters; C4ISR and cybersecurity solutions; the A160, ScanEagle, Integrator, S-100 Camcopter, and Phantom Eye unmanned aerial systems; the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System, Wideband Global SATCOM; Joint Tactical Radio System - Ground Mobile Radios; and the Joint Recovery and Distribution System. The booth also will feature a vehicle-mounted Avenger multi-mission turret.

"Our focus is on the soldiers' mission," said Jamey Moran, Boeing vice president of Army Systems. "Boeing will continue to provide the U.S. Army with technology, training and logistics solutions that meet warfighter needs, both now and in the future."

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.

All briefings will be held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center's 9th Street Mezzanine Room. All times listed below are Eastern time.

MONDAY, Oct. 10

1300-1400: Joint U.S. Army/Boeing AH-64D Apache Program Briefing
David Koopersmith, Boeing vice president of Attack Helicopter Programs; Mike Burke, Boeing director of Attack Helicopters Business Development; Tim Sassenrath, Boeing director of Apache Worldwide Support; U.S. Army Col. Shane Openshaw, Army Apache program manager; and U.S. Army Col. John Lynch provide updates on the AH-64D Apache helicopter program, including the status of the Apache Block III.

1400-1500: AH-6 Light Attack/Reconnaissance Program Briefing
David Koopersmith, Boeing vice president of Attack Helicopter Programs, and Mike Burke, Boeing director of Attack Helicopters Business Development, give a briefing on the status of the AH-6 program, including domestic and international business opportunities.

TUESDAY, Oct. 11

1300-1400: Joint U.S. Army/Boeing Chinook Program Briefing
Leanne Caret, Boeing vice president of H-47 Programs, and U.S. Army Col. Bob Marion, Army Chinook program manager, discuss the latest milestones for the Chinook helicopter program.

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