ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Boeing announced a successful Defense Acquisition Board review has advanced a U.S. Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization program.
U.S. company Boeing is a prime contractor for the Brigade Combat Team Modernization program, Increment 1, which includes next-generation unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, ground sensors, launch systems and network integration technologies.
Boeing announced that the Defense Acquisition Board Milestone C review, which included testing by the Defense Department, has approved the Increment 1 for low-rate initial production for 2010.
"The decision to enter initial production demonstrates Boeing's commitment to develop and field the types of networked capabilities and technologies that our warfighters need today in Afghanistan," Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
"Boeing and our partners look forward to delivering the initial set of equipment to the Army."