Leanne Caret

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    President and CEO of Defense, Space, and Security
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Boeing’s defense business has been overshadowed by the scandals surrounding the company’s aircraft division. But the $34 billion in revenue unit led by Caret has remained a fierce competitor to Lockheed and Northrop, in part through aggressive pricing on contracts. Caret achieved a major milestone for autonomous flight in 2021 when Boeing debuted the first unmanned aircraft to refuel another aircraft.

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