Every moment counts in the new era of missile defense

July 22, 2021 in Defense

Building the future of missile defense together

Throughout our 60-plus-year history of delivering trusted missile and weapon systems, it’s been our mission to defend the United States and its service members, allies and international partners against threats ranging from intercontinental ballistic missiles to hostile aircraft.     

Today, missile threats are evolving and proliferating at a dizzying pace. We urgently need to modernize our defenses if we are to maintain uninterrupted readiness of the capabilities that protect the homeland and those who defend it around the world.

To innovate with the speed necessary to stay one step ahead of these threats, Boeing is investing in next-generation, disruptive technologies across our Missile and Weapon Systems division – including digital engineering, open system architectures, collaborative technologies, hypersonics and directed energy solutions.

This approach will enable us to deliver the most digitally advanced, simply and efficiently produced solutions to the warfighter with best-of-industry speed, adaptability and affordability. Applying digital expertise from our Boeing Commercial Airplanes division and building on the successes and progress made on Boeing Defense, Space & Security programs like the eT-7A Red Hawk, we’re leading the way on digitally transforming missile defense.

“Operating in a digital environment, our Boeing engineers are able to analyze design variants against a range of complex threat scenarios,” said Dr. Therese Suaris, model-based engineering integration manager for Boeing Missile and Weapon Systems. “And we are able to complete concurrent engineering with continuous compliance using digital threads and models – a powerful design advantage that will allow us to deliver the best solutions for a range of critical defense missions with unprecedented speed.”

By digitally designing, integrating, testing and addressing issues long before they can arise in the operations and sustainment environments, we are able to deliver value throughout the life cycle of the product.

We’re leveraging our deep institutional knowledge as we invest in our digital transformation to deliver unmatched cost and time-savings to the taxpayer and the warfighter – because when the stakes are this high, there’s no substitute for decades of experience, technical expertise and proven results.

Our employees have long worked alongside dedicated Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians – building enduring partnerships and consistently delivering results when it matters the most. Today, Boeing stands ready to once again answer the call to outpace, out-innovate, deter and defeat the growing array of advanced missile threats.

We know that when it comes to missile defense – every moment counts.

Interested in learning more about how we’re harnessing game-changing innovations to drastically reduce rework, risk, cost and learning curves while achieving big gains in first-time quality, performance and reliability? Stop by our booth at the 2021 Space & Missile Defense Symposium from Aug. 10-12 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama.