Boeing to build eleventh WGS C4ISR communications satellite

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in El Segundo, Calif., will build the eleventh U.S. Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-11) communications satellite under terms of a $605 million order announced Friday from the Air Force Space and Missile Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif, reports John Keller for Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Boeing to build eleventh WGS C4ISR communications satellite
Boeing to build eleventh WGS C4ISR communications satellite
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in El Segundo, Calif., will build the eleventh U.S. Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-11) communications satellite under terms of a $605 million order announced Friday from the Air Force Space and Missile Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif, reports John Keller for Military & Aerospace Electronics.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

April 22, 2019-WGS-10 represents the latest generation of the WGS constellation of military communications satellites that carries Ka-band and X-band transponders with 8.088 gigahertz of bandwidth, which offers downlink speeds as fast as 11 gigabits per second. The WGS allows deployed U.S. military forces to communicate anywhere within the satellite field of view.

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