Boeing shuffles shrinking defense division
Boeing is shaking up its shrinking defense division, putting some executives into new roles and reducing the number of managers.
It's also disbanding its Missiles and Unmanned Airborne Systems division, spreading its work out among other Boeing units.
Boeing makes military helicopters and planes, in addition to commercial jets used by airlines.
The commercial airplane business has been expanding. But the defense business is suffering because of tight government spending in the United States and other countries.
Boeing is reducing the number of defense executives by 30 percent from 2010 levels. Spokesman Todd Blecher said much of that has already happened, and the last 10 percent of the cuts will come by the end of the year.
Boeing reassigned several defense executives.
The shake-up includes disbanding the Missiles and Unmanned Airborne Systems division as of Jan. 1.
That unit makes cruise missiles and drones no longer in high demand in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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