EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct 1, 2020 (Boeing PR) — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received one of three development contracts to build a satellite payload prototype and develop a new secure, resilient satellite communications architecture for the U.S. Space Force’s Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS) program.
ESS will be a military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) system. It is a critical component of the U.S. Space Force’s strategy.
The initial ESS development contract is valued at $298 million. Contracts for the full ESS system are expected to be awarded in 2025.(more…)