Boeing WGS-8 Satellite Nearly Doubles Bandwidth for Military Users: Boeing's eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.
Using leading commercial digital circuit technology, the newly upgraded satellite will aid in fulfilling the increasing demand for high-data rate communications of warfighters around the globe.
"Not only does WGS-8's cutting edge digital payload nearly double the satellite's bandwidth, but the U.S. government was able to realize more than $150 million in savings for WGS-7 through WGS-10 through fixed-price block purchases and commercial operating practices," said Dan Hart, Boeing vice president, Government Satellite Systems.
"We've been able to both increase the capability and reduce the per-unit cost with each new WGS satellite we've delivered, making WGS, by far, the most cost-effective asset for military communications."
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