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Boeing Inks Deal to Provide UHF Payload for Satellite

Boeing (NYSE: BA) won a deal from Intelsat S.A. to provide a second ultra-high frequency (UHF) hosted payload on another of the four commercial communications satellites that Intelsat ordered from Boeing last year. Financial details were not disclosed.

According the firm, “the second UHF hosted payload will be installed on the IS-27 satellite. The payload will offer 20 25-KHz UHF channels capable of serving the U.S. government and other Intelsat General clients around the world. The second payload will be identical to the UHF payload for the Australian Defence Force that will be hosted on the IS-22 satellite and launched in 2012.”

“Providing a second military hosted payload for Intelsat demonstrates our ability to rapidly respond to provide capability to augment government customers’ needs, ” said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems. “Boeing has been a leading government payload provider for more than 40 years, and we are well qualified to equip commercial satellites with operationally responsive space solutions for military customers around the world.”

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