Air Force, Boeing sign new WGS satellite contract
Contract includes full production of seventh satellite
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Sep 02, 2011
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.