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Boeing Continues E-4B Modification Work

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] continues to support the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Strategic Command, modifying the third of four E-4B aircraft at its Wichita, Kan., Support Systems facility.

The aircraft is receiving Programmed Depot Maintenance and a Mod Block One upgrade, which adds a state-of-the-art communications infrastructure that enables leaders to communicate securely with other air- and ground-based executive command and control facilities.

The E-4B, a modified Boeing 747-200, is a modern, highly survivable command, control and communications center used to direct U.S. forces, execute emergency war orders and coordinate civil authority activities.

Boeing delivered the previous two aircraft to Strategic Command ahead of schedule.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32.4 billion business with 72,000 employees worldwide.


Contact Info:

Jarrod Bartlett
Boeing Media Relations
office: (316) 977-2574

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