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COM DEV USA awarded WGS flight set contract

3rd August 2012 - 05:39 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


COM DEV USA has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for use in the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) programme. The company announced the contract, issued by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, on 2 August.

The contract, valued at approximately US$5 million, covers the tenth flight set for WGS, and will COM DEV USA provide switches, filters, multiplexers, and ferrite devices for the programme.

WGS is the US Department of Defence's highest-capacity communications satellite system. Each satellite provides more than 10 times the communications capacity of the prior defence satellite communications system constellation. WGS provides essential communications services, allowing combatant commanders to exert command and control of their tactical forces.

This is a follow-on order for COM DEV USA, which has successfully delivered hardware for six satellites and is currently in production on WGS flight sets 7, 8 and 9. Work on the contract is expected to be completed during the 2013-2014 period.

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