Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS)
Operating Division
Industry Aerospace and defense
Founded 1939 (1939)
2002 (as Boeing IDS)
Headquarters Berkeley, Missouri, United States
Key people
Leanne Caret (President and CEO for BDS)[1]
Revenue US$ 21.057 billion (2017)[2]
US$ 2.223 billion (2017)[2]
Number of employees
50,699 (2015)[3]
Parent The Boeing Company

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is a division (business unit) of The Boeing Company. It is responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. It was formerly known as Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

Boeing Integrated Defense Systems was formed in 2002 by combining the former "Military Aircraft and Missile Systems" and "Space and Communications" divisions.[4] Boeing Defense, Space & Security makes Boeing the second-largest defense contractor in the world and was responsible for 45% of the company's income in 2011.[5] BDS is based outside St. Louis, Missouri. Boeing was the largest employer in St. Louis County in 2000.[6]

Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a consolidated group which brought together major names in aerospace; Boeing Military Airplane Company; Hughes Satellite Systems; Hughes Helicopters minus the civilian helicopters products (which were divested as MD Helicopters); Piasecki Helicopter, subsequently known as Boeing Vertol and then Boeing Helicopters; the St. Louis-based McDonnell division of the former McDonnell Douglas Company; and the former North American Aviation division of Rockwell International.


Boeing Defense, Space & Security is headquartered outside St. Louis at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in Berkeley, Missouri,[7] with other major employment locations in California and Washington state. Boeing chose to locate the defense systems offices in the St. Louis area because of the role of the space and aircraft programs of the former McDonnell Douglas location, and bipartisan support from area politicians.[8]


Boeing BDS has been reorganized into the following subdivisions as of June 13, 2018:[9]

  • Autonomous Systems – Develops and produces autonomous platforms for sea, air, and space domains, including the necessary software for remote piloting and supporting services. The Autonomous Systems portfolio also includes Insitu and Liquid Robotics, two Boeing subsidiaries.
  • Development – Enhances performance on key defense and space pre-production development programs by consolidating management, expertise and resources into one organization.
  • Global Operations – Leads Defense, Space & Security’s international subsidiaries (Boeing Defence Australia, Boeing Defence India, Boeing Defense Saudi Arabia, Boeing Defence United Kingdom), seeks opportunities for additional global growth.
  • Phantom Works – Creates and advances new products and capabilities by drawing on its expertise in innovation, advanced experimentation and prototyping.
  • Space and Missile Systems – The world’s largest satellite manufacturer also offering strategic missile and defense systems, weapons systems and other space and intelligence systems. The division houses Boeing’s more than 60 years of space exploration expertise and manages Boeing’s share of United Launch Alliance and United Space Alliance.
  • Strike, Surveillance and Mobility – Manages Boeing’s current and future portfolio of fixed-wing military and surveillance aircraft, including fighters and commercial derivitave platforms, and support of key platforms such as the executive transport fleet, which includes Air Force One.
  • Vertical Lift – The world’s largest provider of military rotorcraft with a diverse portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor and attack platforms.


  • President: Leanne Caret (2016)[1]
  • CEO: Leanne Caret (2016)[1]
  • President of N&SS: Jim H. Chilton (2016)[10]
  • President of Phantom Works: Darryl W. Davis[11]

In February 2016, Leanne Caret was named President and CEO of Defense, Space & Security (BDS), a division of The Boeing Company.[1] In October 2016, Jim H. Chilton was appointed the President of Network & Space Systems (N&SS).[10]


Bomber aircraft


Fighter and attack aircraft

Experimental aircraft

Tankers and transport aircraft

Trainer aircraft

Surveillance and other military

Utility aircraft

Unmanned aerial vehicles


Space launch and spacecraft

Boeing Launch Services Inc. (BLS) is Boeing's commercial launch service provider. On behalf of its commercial customers, BLS administers launch service contracts for Delta II and Delta IV launches[12][13] conducted by United Launch Alliance. In November 2010, Boeing Defense, Space & Security was selected by NASA for consideration for potential contract awards for heavy lift launch vehicle system concepts, and propulsion technologies.[14]



Space probes



On July 21, 2006, Boeing announced that it would be consolidating its Southern California locations. The Boeing facility in Anaheim will be moving to Huntington Beach, California.[15]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Executive Biography of Leanne Caret". Retrieved Dec 19, 2016.
  2. 1 2 (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Integrated Defense Systems: Overview Archived January 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Boeing, January 2011. Retrieved: January 16, 2011.
  4. Boeing Realigns Defense, Intelligence and Space Businesses
  5. "Defense News Top 100" Archived 2012-12-06 at (for 2011 using 2011 data). Defense News.
  6. "5. Airport/North Region Profile Archived September 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.." City of St. Louis. Retrieved on June 13, 2009.
  7. "Berkeley city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 8, 2009.
  8. "St. Louis Lands $23 Billion Boeing Defense, Space & Security Headquarters Archived August 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.." St. Louis Commerce Magazine. Retrieved on June 13, 2009.
  9. "Boeing: About Boeing Defense, Space & Security". Boeing. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  10. 1 2 "Executive Biography of James (Jim) H. Chilton". Retrieved Dec 20, 2016.
  11. "Executive Biography of Darryl W. Davis". Retrieved Dec 20, 2016.
  12. "GOES-O Mission Overview" (PDF). National Aeronautic and Space Administration.
  13. "Delta II Launch Vehicle". National Aeronautic and Space Administration. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  14. "NASA Selects Companies for Heavy-Lift Vehicle Studies". NASA. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
  15. to Consolidate Southern California Facilities Archived November 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.. Boeing (2006-07-21). Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
  16. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Boeing Defense, Space & Security locations in the U.S.. Boeing, December 2009. Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
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