Boeing consolidates Argon ST, DRT acquisitions into new Electronic & Mission Systems (E&MS) division

FAIRFAX, Va., 18 Oct. 2011. Executives at the Boeing Co. [NYSE: BA] are carving out a new company division from Boeing's existing segments and business acquisitions to consolidate the company’s capabilities in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR). The Boeing Electronic & Mission Systems (E&MS) division will include Argon ST, Digital Receiver Technology (DRT), and Boeing's tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) programs, and will operate as part of the Boeing Network and Space Systems business unit.

The Boeing E&MS division, based in Fairfax, Va., will include Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Increment F systems, serving the U.S. Navy; the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System (EMARSS), serving the U.S. Army; and many of Argon’s legacy Navy and Marine Corps programs, Boeing officials say. E&MS will focus on network-enabled C4ISR systems and will be the primary division for developing Navy technology.

Leading Boeing E&MS will be Terry Collins, who previously was vice president and general manager of Argon ST, which Boeing acquired in August 2010. Leadership of Argon ST will transfer to Vice President Joe Carlin, former head of Argon ST Information Dominance. DRT will remain in the hands of Acie Vickers, its president and co-founder. Kerry Rowe, former Argon ST vice president of operations, will lead Boeing ISR and Force Protection within E&MS.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security in St. Louis is a $32 billion business with 64,000 employees. For more information contact Boeing EM&S online at



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