The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) satellite systems subsidiary a $376,523,860 contract modificationTypes: Administrative Change : A unilateral contract change that does not affect the contractual rights of the parties. Change order: A written order, signed byBudget Year the CO, directing that the contractor to make a change authorized byBudget Year the "changes" clause. Not issued without contractor consent. for work on the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite system, the Pentagon said Friday.
The awarded option calls for Boeing to produce, process, launch and activate on-orbit Satellite Vehicle 9.
WGS serves as the military’s highest-capacity satellite communications system, providing 10 times the communications capacity of its predecessor, the DSCS III satellite, according to Boeing’s website.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed byBudget Year May 2013.