Boeing’s satellite business zeroes in on military opportunities

WASHINGTON — Boeing is setting its sights on two upcoming big-ticket satellite procurements from the U.S. Space Force, leveraging its recent contracts for Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellites and its foothold in commercial spacecraft manufacturing. 
The Space Force is expected to seek bids this coming year for highly specialized, jam-resistant satellite systems that the military deems “no fail” assets, meaning that they must deliver secure communications even in the most contested environments.
“The government is looking for mature and low-risk technologies,” said Michelle Parker, vice president for space mission systems at Boeing Defense, Space & Security. 
The company is positioning to compete for these Space Force satellite procurements by adapting commercial technology for military use, Parker told SpaceNews in a recent interview. 
“It’s a really exciting time in military satcom,” she said. 
The first program on Boeing’s radar

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