Boeing has opened a new UK Defence Headquarters in Bristol, building on over two decades in the south-west of England. Over 700 people based at the site will support Boeing’s UK-based defence operations, including the UK’s Apache and Chinook helicopters, the C-17 Globemaster, the P-8A Poseidon and the UK’s E-7 Wedgetail programme.

“Boeing’s presence in Bristol dates back more than two decades and our new, modernised facility, home to Boeing Defence UK, represents the next chapter of our history and presence in the local community,” commented Steve Burnell, managing director of Boeing Defence UK.

Richard Murray, director of air support at Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the UK MoD’s procurement arm, adding that “having Boeing Defence UK’s central hub so close to DE&S’ headquarters in Bristol is a welcome development and will further enhance the working relationship across the wide portfolio of Air, logistic information systems and training programmes we have”.
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