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Boeing to reorganize defense group

June 13, 2017 |
Marjorie Censer
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Boeing today announced it is reorganizing its defense group, a move it said will affect 50 executive positions.

Boeing said it will reorganize its Boeing military aircraft and network and space systems segments into four entities.

The autonomous systems group will include Insitu and Liquid Robotics as well as vertical lift unmanned systems and the Echo Voyager maritime vehicle and will be led by Chris Raymond. The space and missile systems entity will include satellites, Boeing's share of United Launch Alliance, Ground-based Midcourse Defense, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and other programs and be led by Jim Chilton.

The strike, surveillance and mobility organization will include F-15 and F/A-18 fighters, the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System program and modifications to fixed-wing aircraft and will be overseen by Shelley Lavender. The vertical lift group will comprise Boeing's AH-6i, AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters as well as the V-22 Osprey tilt rotor and will be headed by David Koopersmith.

Boeing said the development, global operations and Phantom Works segments will be largely unchanged.