Boeing Military Aircraft

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Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  September 15

Boeing submitted its bid for the U.S. Air Force to buy up to 84 MH-139 helicopters to replace its Huey fleet. The Boeing proposal for its MH-139 helicopter could save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle expenses. MH-139 is a militarized version of the Leonardo Helicopters commercial AW139. Outside, it has a rear intake engine...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  September 15

Veterans' skills and experience make them valued members of our team. Theressa (Tress) Barrett makes us proud to honor her service and passion for her work.

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  September 7

The global F/A-18 and EA-18 fleet achieved a significant milestone, reaching the 10 million flight-hour mark. “Three hundred and sixty-five days a year, 24 hours a day, there is a Super Hornet or Growler somewhere in the sky serving the Navy,” said Bob Kornegay, Boeing’s domestic capture team lead for the program. Dan Gillian, vice president of...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  August 30

Boeing test pilots and engineers expect the unexpected, in fact their job is to look for it, to ensure Boeing products perform as they’re intended. Should the unexpected happen while they’re thousands of feet in the air, safety is paramount. Boeing military aircraft flight testers go through substantive training, certified by the U.S. Air Force...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  August 10

Boeing and several partners recently launched an experimental hypersonic vehicle in rural Australia, proving technologies that could pave the way for hypersonic flight vehicles of the future. The June 30 test of the HIFiRE 4 vehicle in Woomera, South Australia, was conducted by Boeing and the Defence Science Technology Group, along with partners...

A series of technology and capability upgrades for the H-47 Chinook recently moved one step closer to becoming a reality. Boeing and the U.S. Army signed a contract for the Chinook Block II program’s first three test aircraft. It is a Block II engineering manufacturing and development contract award. “We’re bringing several improvements to the...

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels roared into St. Louis on June 5, to the delight of Boeing employees and a group of local high school students, as the team celebrated 30 years of flying F/A-18 Hornets. “Thank you for the passion, skill and intelligence you have poured into these airplanes,” said Blue Angels Commanding Officer Ryan Bernacchi. “They...

Off the coast of Southern California, Boeing’s 51-foot Echo Voyager is making its ocean debut as initial sea trials get underway for Boeing’s extra large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUVV). Boeing test engineers are checking the vehicle’s communications, autonomy, propulsion, systems integration and the vehicle’s battery operation with a mix of...

Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper stage to launch small (3,000 pound/1,361 kg) satellites into low Earth orbit. Boeing and DARPA will jointly invest in the development. Once the spaceplane – called Phantom Express – reaches the edge of space, it would deploy the second...

Water rained on Arizona’s parched high desert when a Boeing Test & Evaluation team offloaded eight thousand pounds of water during a recent flight test of the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blades (ACRB). Test pilots released the water while conducting a safety check of the ballast tank, a piece of test equipment used to manipulate the weight of the...