TSAT Development Contract Developed

11 June 2008 (Last Updated June 11th, 2008 10:46)

The US Air Force has awarded both Boeing and Lockheed Martin a US$75m contract to continue work on a high-bandwidth satellite communications network. The US Department of Defense said the new contracts build on existing contracts under the Transformational Communications Satellite pro

The US Air Force has awarded both Boeing and Lockheed Martin a
US$75m contract to continue work on a high-bandwidth satellite
communications network.

The US Department of Defense said the new contracts build on existing contracts under the Transformational Communications Satellite programme, which is developing a communications-satellite system that will provide high-speed network connections for the military.

Both companies are developing prototypes for the network and the Pentagon will choose one company to build the new satellite system.

By staff writer