Air Force confirms Wideband Global SATCOM plus-up not requested

April 12, 2018 at 3:05 PM
The Air Force confirmed this week it did not ask for the $600 million funding boost Congress provided in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act to buy two additional Wideband Global Satellite Communications space vehicles, but it will comply with the language as directed. Appropriators haven't provided an explanation for the funding increase, which comes as the service is in the midst of an analysis of alternatives that could change the way it buys military satellite communications. The service...

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