Cobham Defence Electronics has won a $65 million contract to supply electronic systems to three Boeing Wideband Global SATCOM satellite flight sets, Defence Professionals reported Aug. 10.
Cobham is expected to supply 1000 complex power amplifier, beamformer and receive amplifier modules for the phased array antennas that allow WGS satellite transmission and reception.
The contract includes options for three additional sets.
Jill Kale, vice president of Cobham Defence Electronics, said that Cobham is pleased to support the critical program which enhances military satellite communications by providing the portfolio of RF modules that support additional bandwidth required by the military.
Boeing claims that its “highest-capacity military communications system” provides broadband communications connectivity for U.S. and allied warfighters around the world.
Work is preformed at Cobham’s Lowell, Mass. facility. Long lead time work started in 2010 and production began in early 2012 while the expected completion date is in 2013.