Keeping the Army Strong

Up to two Phantom Badgers can be transported internally in a CH-47. (Boeing photo)
Up to two Phantom Badgers can be transported internally in a CH-47. (Boeing photo)
Posted October 13, 2014 at 11:20am

Being strong has new meaning in the 21st Century Army. The men and women of today’s Army need to be outfitted with the latest technology. They also need to be supported on the ground and from the air by equipment and capabilities to carry out the mission and return home safely.  

It’s a tall order to equip and protect the more than 675,000 soldiers that make up today’s Army. That’s why the service looks to industry partners like Boeing to stay abreast of innovation and jointly support new solutions. Boeing will highlight examples of these solutions including new cybersecurity initiatives, attack program advancements, and the Sikorsky-Boeing team’s progress on the Joint Multi-role technology demonstrator at this year’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition meeting held Oct. 13 to 15 in Washington D.C.  

The show features a wide range of Boeing products and services including the CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apache helicopters, Phantom Badger, ScanEagle unmanned airborne system, and weapons and directed energy systems. Other highlights include cybersecurity applications to improve situational awareness and protect information systems. Also the innovative Phantom Badger combat support vehicle will be displayed for the first time with its mortar module and ammunition trailer.  

AUSA provides a forum for more than 500 Army and industry exhibitors to gather and discuss how to jointly shape the future Army with the best systems and tools to defend the nation. Boeing strives for continued excellence in meeting these warfighter needs, both now and in the future.