Boeing engages with next-generation SATCOM programme
The US Space Force has awarded Boeing a $298.37 million contract to build a satellite prototype payload and develop hardware and software for the Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS) programme.
Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, for completion by May 2025.
ESS will replace legacy Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites made by Lockheed Martin.
Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin will be developing competing designs for the ESS programme.
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