SMC commander: Air Force will buy WGS 11 and 12 'as commercially as we can'

June 8, 2018 at 1:17 PM
The head of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center said today the service is working with Boeing to use commercial approaches to buy the 11th and 12th Wideband Global Satellite Communications space vehicles. "We are going to procure WGS 11 and 12 as commercially as we can," Lt. Gen. John Thompson said during a June 8 Air Force Association event. The service has been exploring new options for procuring commercial satellite communications services and was moving away from...

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