Boeing wins $182 million contract for U.S. satellite

By Reuters
Posted Aug. 19, 2010 at 5:32 p.m.

Boeing Co. has won a contract worth $182 million to start construction of a seventh military communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon said on Thursday in its daily digest of major defense contracts.

Three Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellites are already in orbit, with three more in production.

The new satellites are part of a constellation that is delivering significantly improved broadband communications to U.S. military forces and their allies.

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