On its 30th Anniversary, Boeing El Paso Looks Ahead to New Opportunities

Posted December 13, 2013 at 3:58pm

Boeing has long been part of a rich pioneering legacy in the state of Texas. Over the past three decades, the Boeing Defense, Space & Security Electronics Strategic Fabrication Center, located in El Paso, has become known for its advanced electronics manufacturing for products ranging from spacecraft to fighter jets, bombers, and missiles. Boeing is also nearing the end of the development phase for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals and, should the company win the production contract, those protected satellite communications terminals will be assembled in El Paso.

The El Paso factory has a long history of supporting many major and iconic programs. Engineers and assemblers at the site are proud to lend their expertise in building complex, highly reliable electronics for innovative products such as the International Space Station, the B-1B bomber, the PAC-3 system, Minuteman ICBMs and the F-15 and F/A-18 fighter jets. Boeing is also nearing the end of the development phase for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals and, should the company win the production contract, those protected satellite communications terminals will be assembled in El Paso.

And Boeing is looking to diversify the site’s business base even more. To further enhance its competitiveness, the site is pursuing FAA certification, in preparation to take on electronics work for the commercial aviation sector.