Air Force Wants Anti-Jam Tech for Global Wideband Satcom

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The U.S. Air Force is interested in procuring a ground-based technology that can mitigate jamming threats to military broadband communication satellites. A sources sought notice released Tuesday outlines the branch’s plan to acquire an X-band anti-jam system for the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation. A potential contractor would update the WGS ground control infrastructure to include a satellite...

Roger Krone: Boeing Sees Continued Int’l SATCOM Market Demand as Air Force Eyes 2 More WGS Satellites

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Roger Krone Boeing (NYSE: BA) could receive an additional order for two communications satellites from the U.S. Air Force and that purchase would be backed by international partners, Space News reported Thursday. Mike Gruss writes the seventh Wideband Global Satcom satellite is scheduled for launch in 2015 while development of WGS-9 is underway with funding from a consortium between Denmark, Canada,...

Air Force Takes Control of 5th Boeing Wideband Satellite; Craig Cooning Comments

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The U.S. Air Force has started to operate the fifth Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) satellite in the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation after completing on-orbit testing. WGS satellite six is scheduled to be handed over to the Air Force later this year and two satellites have launched in 2013, Boeing said Wednesday. Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems,...

Boeing Wins $317M For Wideband Global Satellite 10

U.S. Air Force image Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $317.7 million contract modification to build a global communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force, the Defense Department announced Friday. The company’s satellite systems unit will produce, process, launch and provide on-orbit activation for the tenth satellite in the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation. Work in El Segundo, Calif. will occur...

Boeing Wins $376M Produce, Launch Global SATCOM Satellite

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) satellite systems subsidiary a 6,523,860 contract modification 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...

Boeing Announces Details, Comments on $1B Air Force Satellite Vehicle Award

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has released details and commented on a .09 billion contract for Wideband Global SATCOM satellite work, the U.S. Defense Department announced on Sept. 1. The company will provide production, launch site activities and initial orbital operations for the program’s seventh and eighth satellites. Boeing will also work on upgrades to boost capacity and operational flexibility. WGS...