After years of delays, cost overruns and technical challenges, the U.S. Air Force is expecting to launch two new military satellite systems in the coming months that will begin to dramatically revamp the Pentagon’s communications infrastructure. The first of the two, launch of Boeing’s Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellite, could take place as early as Aug. 31. It will begin to recapitalize the Pentagon’s mainstay Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), which provides ...

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