Air Force, Boeing sign new WGS satellite contract

Contract includes full production of seventh satellite

The Air Force has awarded Boeing a $1.1 billion contract to expand the constellation of satellites that belong to the Wideband Global Satcom system, reports Defense News.

The scope of work covers full production of a seventh satellite, advanced procurement for an eighth and an option for a ninth.

The WGS satellite system provides flexible, high-capacity communications for U.S. warfighters.

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