Keeping America Safe
Our military needs the best technology possible because global threats are constantly evolving. As one of the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturers of defense products like military aircraft and satellites, Boeing works hand-in-hand with our military to protect America and keep our troops safe.
In addition to providing the aircraft and technology that keep our nation and our service members safe, Boeing’s commitment transcends the battlefield. Boeing focuses heavily on the military-to-civilian transition process, which can be difficult for many of our troops. The company proudly employs about 20,000 veterans across the country.
Training the Next Generation of Fighter Pilots
The U.S. Air Force issued an industrywide challenge to build new aircraft that could be used to train fighter pilots for generations to come.
Boeing answered the call and designed a brand new, state-of-the-art training aircraft: the Boeing T-X. The aircraft uses modern, high-tech displays and instruments to give Air Force trainees a real-life fighter pilot experience.
This innovative training system is built specifically for American troops by American workers. In fact, Boeing’s T-X aircraft is more than 90 percent made in America.
The U.S. Air Force is considering proposals from companies from around the world. Watch U.S. Fly needs help from Americans like you to support this American-made flight training system.
Technology to Combat a Nuclear Missile Attack
As more countries race to develop nuclear weapons, America needs to ensure that its missile defense capabilities remain a top priority.
The Boeing-built Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system is the United States’ only operationally deployed missile defense program designed to defend all of America against ballistic missile attacks. Successful tests of the system show the technology is truly remarkable — it’s like hitting a bullet with a bullet.
Boeing partnered with the U.S. military to develop this national missile defense system, which is designed to detect, track, intercept and destroy long-range missiles.
A Fighter Jet Built for Air Superiority
Our military needs highly capable, versatile and affordable fighter jets that are combat-proven and ready to fly today. There are more than 1,200 Boeing-built F/A-18 Super Hornets and EA-18 Growlers (the electronic attack variant) flying in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps today.
These highly advanced military aircraft regularly incorporate new upgrades to stay ahead of evolving threats, making them the best choice to serve our Navy’s carrier fleet in the decades ahead.
Boeing’s F/A-18 program also supports approximately 60,000 jobs nationwide, works with 800 suppliers in 41 states and accounts for $3 billion in economic impact for our country.
Watch U.S. Fly will continue to support our military’s mission to give our troops the best aircraft in the world.
Supporting Our Military at Home
Watch U.S. Fly recognizes the unique value veterans can continue to bring to our country, even after they return from active duty. Support for our military cannot begin and end with active duty service members.
Not only does Boeing employ thousands of veterans — they currently represent 15 percent of the Boeing workforce — but the company also provides professional skill development to ensure a smooth workforce transition for veterans who provide for their families.
Boeing committed nearly $8 million in charitable donations to veterans organizations, representing an increase of 50 percent from 2016 to 2017, and it will continue supporting our returning veterans in the years to come.
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