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Boeing Wins Extra Funds for Satellite Study (Feb. 2)

The Boeing Satellite Systems, El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $41,900,000 contract modification to provide for and eight-month stretch out to the transformational satellite communications system definition/risk reduction phase due to funding reduction to fiscal years 2005 and 2006.

Fiscal year 2005 funding was reduced by $90 million from $202 million to $112 million (45 percent). Fiscal year 2006 funding was increased by $50 million (25 percent) from $200 million to $250 million.

A replan to the contract was conducted which accommodates the funding reduction and also incorporates development of information assurance products for transmission security and telemetry tracking and command crypto.

The transformational communications satellite system will provide unprecedented satellite communications with internet-like capability that extends the global information grid to deployed/mobile users worldwide and deliver an order of magnitude increase in capacity.

At this time, $4,000,000 of the funds has been obligated. This work will be complete December 2006.

The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808—04-C-0022, P00008).

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