"We are in an era where the defense industry and its customers are accelerating change initiatives to become more affordable, agile and innovative," said Leo Brooks, Boeing vice president, National Security & Space Group. "The Boeing Company looks forward to providing innovative technology and capability solutions to our U.S. Army customers. Our bottom line is that we must urgently, effectively and affordably meet warfighter needs -- they deserve it and we will do it."
"Our commitment is to the men and women serving both at home and deployed abroad,” said Jamey Moran, Boeing vice president of Army Systems. “We will provide integrated solutions and capabilities to help them accomplish the mission and return home safely."
As part of that commitment, Boeing is proud to be the first corporate member of the National Museum of the United States Army’s elite Commander-in-Chief’s Circle of Distinction. Boeing encourages all AUSA attendees to visit the museum’s booth (#2625) during the show to learn more about the museum’s development.
This year, Boeing will unveil a more interactive booth design that features a number of hands-on demonstrations and models. Some of the solutions include Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization; the AH-64D Apache, CH-47F Chinook and AH-6 helicopters; C4ISR and cybersecurity solutions; the A160T and ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems; Wideband Global SATCOM; Joint Tactical Radio System -- Ground Mobile Radios; the Joint Recovery and Distribution System, the Common Integrated Crew Station, a fully immersive ground forces training demo, and energy solutions for Army programs. The booth also will feature a new vehicle-mounted Avenger multi-mission turret.
Boeing's online press kit at www.boeing.com/bds/mediakit/2010/ausa 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 unless otherwise noted. All times listed below are Eastern time.
Monday, Oct. 25 1130-1200: Avenger Derivatives -- Boeing Booth #803 Boeing Avenger senior leaders discuss expanded capabilities that provide adaptive force protection solutions that enable integration of a variety of weapons (missiles, rockets, guns, future weapons) providing multi-mission capability on a single platform. This concept allows for rapid conversion, a robust weapons mix that complements other weapon systems, and the flexibility to match the weapon with the threat. A prototype will be on display at the Boeing booth.
1330-1430: AH-64D Apache Apache Programs senior leaders, joined by U.S. Army Col. Shane Openshaw, discuss the recent progress of the AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter program in anticipation of the beginning of Low Rate Initial Production.
1540-1630: CH-47 Chinook Chinook Programs Vice President Leanne Caret and U.S. Army Col. Bob Marion provide an update on the Chinook program's status, including recent contracts.
Tuesday, Oct. 26 0930-1030: Logistics Command & Control Demonstration -- Boeing Booth #803 Sam DeFord, chief operating officer for Boeing’s Tapestry Solutions subsidiary, and Ron Isom, Tapestry’s vice president of Operations, provide an overview and demonstration of innovative technologies used for military Logistics Command & Control, an emerging growth area for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. The briefing includes a demonstration of Tapestry’s Dashtop product, which provides the next generation in high entity/high fidelity data integration, segregation and visualization, using a services-oriented architecture to support U.S. military personnel and headquarters operations worldwide. 1030-1130: Joint Tactical Radio System -- Ground Mobile Radios Boeing JTRS-GMR Program Manager Ralph Moslener provides an update on recent accomplishments, including completion of System Integration Testing, and describes how JTRS GMR capabilities provide a secure terrestrial backbone for Army modernization.
1130-1200: Avenger Derivatives (additional capabilities) -- Boeing Booth #803 Boeing Avenger senior leaders discuss expanded capabilities that provide adaptive force protection solutions that enable integration of a variety of weapons (missiles, rockets, guns, future weapons) providing multi-mission capability on a single platform. This concept allows for rapid conversion, a robust weapons mix that complements other weapon systems, and the flexibility to match the weapon with the threat. A prototype will be on display at the Boeing booth.
1315-1400: Army Support & Sustainment Army Integrated Logistics Director Peri Widener presents an update on Boeing’s rotorcraft support activities to the U.S. Army and the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, as well as an overview of recent testing and demonstrations of the Joint Recovery and Distribution System.
1400-1500: Ground Forces Training Demo -- Boeing Booth #803 David Irwin, Boeing director for Ground Forces Training, hosts a demonstration of Boeing’s new Virtual Mission Board, which was part of the company’s recent live demonstration of the Integrated Immersive Training Environment (I2TE), a best-of-industry approach to bringing fully immersive training to ground forces. Virtual unmanned systems, a 3-D holographic map and the Army’s Virtual Battle Space 2, serious gaming components that were part of the live demonstration, also are on display at the booth.
1430-1530: Joint Air-to-Ground Missile -- Raytheon Booth #2603 Boeing Missiles and Unmanned Airborne Systems Vice President Debra Rub represents Boeing in a discussion of JAGM's benefits to the warfighter and the expertise Boeing and Raytheon have in integrating weapons systems to optimize platform and warfighter capabilities.
1515-1600: Cyber & Information Solutions Barbara Fast, Boeing Cyber and Information Solutions vice president, hosts a media roundtable with other Boeing Cyber and Energy executives to explain Boeing’s expertise in cyber, its opportunities for growth and the importance of cybersecurity across the Boeing enterprise.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 1000-1100: AH-6 Light Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopter Boeing executives Tommy Filler and Mike Burke provide an update on the AH-6 program as efforts continue to secure a contractual agreement and begin production of the unmanned platform at the Boeing facility in Mesa, Ariz.
1100-1200: Joint Recovery and Distribution System Demo -- Boeing Booth #803 Ground Forces Support Systems Director Dan Afflick presents information and contract status for the JRaDS trailers, which recently completed a series of demonstrations and tests highlighting their ability to expedite cargo handling, logistics and distribution, as well as recover and evacuate vehicles and aircraft.
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