August 19, 2010 / 10:10 PM / 9 years ago

Boeing wins $182 million contract for U.S. satellite

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) has won a contract worth $182 million to start construction of a seventh military communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon said on Thursday in its daily digest of major defense contracts.

Three Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellites are already in orbit, with three more in production.

The new satellites are part of a constellation that is delivering significantly improved broadband communications to U.S. military forces and their allies.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa; editing by Carol Bishopric

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