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Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS)
Type Operating Division
Founded 1939
2002-06-10 (as Boeing IDS)
Headquarters Berkeley, Missouri, United States
Key people Dennis A. Muilenburg (President and CEO for BDS)[1]
Industry Aerospace and defense
Revenue US$30,791 million (2005)[2]
Employees 71,000[3]
Parent The Boeing Company

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) formerly known as Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is a unit of The Boeing Company responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. 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 third largest defense contractor in the world and is responsible for 51% of the company's income in 2008.[5] Boeing IDS is based in Berkeley, Missouri, USA,[6][7] near the city of St. Louis. Boeing was the largest employer in St. Louis County in 2000.[8]

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 commercial helicopter 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 near St. Louis, MO, with major employment locations in California (with a larger BDS workforce than St. Louis), 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.[9]


BDS is organized into the following subdivisions as of September 2008:[3]

  • Phantom Works is Boeing's advanced research and development unit.
  • Global Services & Support is responsible for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, material management, training systems, international business operations, and advanced logistic systems.
  • Insitu, former partner of Boeing, was purchased in July 2008 (with the transaction closing September 8), and will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary.[10] Insitu developed the ScanEagle UAV and is currently developing new UAV platforms and control systems. Insitu is headquartered in Bingen, Washington.





Fighter and attack aircraft

X-32B Joint Strike Fighter
F-15E Strike Eagle

Tankers and transports

KC-135 Stratotanker refuels F-22 Raptor

Surveillance and other military

E-3 Sentry

Unmanned aerial vehicles

The X-45A UAV. a prototype for the significantly larger X-45C.


Space launch and exploration

Delta rocket family

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 conducted by United Launch Alliance.



Pegasus class hydrofoils


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, CA.[1]

The Boeing ramp at Lambert showing F-15Ks and an F/A-18 Super Hornet


  1. ^ Boeing Defense, Space & Security Leadership. Boeing.
  2. ^ "Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records: Boeing Defense, Space & Security", Hoover's Inc. Retrieved on 2007-01-15
  3. ^ a b Integrated Defense Systems: Overview, Boeing, September 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Boeing Realigns Defense, Intelligence and Space Businesses
  5. ^ "Defense News Top 100" (for 2008 using 2008 data). Defense News.
  6. ^ "Berkeley city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 8, 2009.
  7. ^ "Mcdonnell Douglas Corporation (Boeing Defense, Space & Security)." Manta. Retrieved on June 8, 2009.
  8. ^ "5. Airport/North Region Profile." City of St. Louis. Retrieved on June 13, 2009.
  9. ^ "St. Louis Lands $23 Billion Boeing Defense, Space & Security Headquarters." St. Louis Commerce Magazine. Retrieved on June 13, 2009.
  10. ^ Boeing Completes Acquisition of Insitu, Boeing, September 9, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2008.
  11. ^ New York Times


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