Military Embedded Systems

New WGS-11 satellite developed by Boeing


December 31, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

CHICAGO, Ill. Boeing has developed a new variant of its 702 satellite for the U.S. Air Force?s Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) constellation, one intended to offer both greater bandwidth efficiency and signal power than previous satellites in the fleet. The new WGS-11 will be delivered on a recently negotiated contract award from the Air Force.

According to the company, advances in Boeing digital satellite technology means WGS-11 will deliver hundreds of coverage beams, providing a more flexible and efficient use of bandwidth.

These innovations could enable the spacecraft to support more users in theater and allow dedicated beams to follow aircraft in flight. Boeing officials claim that the assets will be delivered to the Air Force in 2024.



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