From gapfiller to a satcom backbone, USAF orders continue for WGS
Boeing's Wideband Global Satcom began merely as a gapfiller project to provide communications for the U.S. military, but 11 years later the WGS satellites have become the backbone for shuttling the Pentagon's wideband data. And at a time when the Pentagon is planning to cut $487 billion over 10 years, WGS is being hailed as an example of an efficient satellite procurement. This productivity shows in the Pentagon's orders. WGS started in 2000 as a two-satellite buy to bridge a gap ...
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