Boeing lands 900 jobs in Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Boeing says it will relocate many of its defense services and support-related activities from Washington state to Oklahoma.

It’s part  of efforts to improve the competitiveness of its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit.

The move means about 900 positions will move to Oklahoma City over the next two  years.

The majority of the work will be relocated to Oklahoma City and St. Louis, where similar activities are performed today.

“The decision to consolidate these activities was difficult because it affects our employees, their families and their communities,” said Chris Chadwick, Boeing Defense,Space & Security president and chief executive officer. “However, this is necessary if we are going to differentiate ourselves from competitors and stay ahead of a rapidly changing global defense environment.”

Programs that will be relocated include services and support work for Airborne Warning and Control Systems, Airborne Early Warning & Control and the F-22 Raptor.

The Director of Boeing Oklahoma, Steve Goo, will make the relocation official with an event Wednesday.