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Boeing Defense, Space and Security

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PO Box 516
St. Louis, MO 63166

http://www.boeing.com/Features/2011/08/bds_echo_ranger_08_17_11.html

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Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) combines weapons and aircraft capabilities, intelligence and surveillance systems, communications architectures and extensive large-scale integration expertise across several diverse business areas.

Formerly part of Rockwell International, Maritime ISR Systems has produced more than 36 undersea systems during its 40-year history. The company specializes in submarine systems integration, autonomous software, complex low power systems design, launch and recovery design, mission/sortie planning, open systems command and control, real-time/faster-than-real-time simulation, undersea systems networking, and acoustic processing.

A sampling of early programs in the 1960s and 1970s includes the Dolphin UUV, Powered Underwater Research Vehicle (PURV) and Beaver. A few of their other milestone programs were MK40, Unmanned Free Swimming Submersible (UFSS), and the initial Remote Mine Operational Prototype (RMOP). In parallel with the vehicle design, Boeing has invested in development of high-level, fault-tolerant autonomous software. Current field-tested systems include the Navy’s AN/BLQ-11 (mine survey UUV) and the Echo Ranger LDUUV (recently transitioned from commercial surveying to a DoD development testbed).

Phone: 314 232 0232
Fax: 714 762 0146

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