LOS ANGELES — Boeing has received a $1.09 billion U.S. Air Force contract for the third batch of Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellites, and is poised to start the final phase of pre-delivery tests for the first Block II variant. The Air Force authorized procurement of long-lead material for WGS-7 in August 2010 as part of the new Block II follow-on work, but negotiations and the award of the final deal have taken longer than expected. The Sept. 1. contract includes funding for ...

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