Broadens tactical communications for U.S. and allied forces
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 23, 2015 – Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] seventh Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite is now in orbit and will soon provide the U.S. and allied militaries with 17 percent more secure communications bandwidth than its predecessors thanks to a payload upgrade.
Tests include high-definition video for SATCOM-equipped helicopters
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 21, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] is completing the first tests of military Ka-band service available through the Inmarsat-5 F2 commercial communications satellite, part of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. The demonstrations to securely transmit high-data-rate information have involved ten major U.S. Department of Defense customer groups on fast-moving platforms and with users at multiple locations.
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., July 15, 2015 – The 10th Boeing [NYSE: BA] GPS IIF satellite has reached orbit and sent its first signals after being launched earlier today. This satellite advances the U.S. Air Force’s modernization program for GPS, improving accuracy and enhancing security for the navigation system used by millions of people around the world every day.
Agreement enhances Japan’s defensive and humanitarian operations
Patuxent River, Md., July 14, 2015 – Bell Boeing, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron [NYSE: TXT] company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], was awarded a U.S. Navy contract today for five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to be delivered to Japan, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program.
Boeing and its AH-64 Apache partners engage with PGZ companies in support of Poland’s Kruk Attack Helicopter Program
RADOM, Poland, July 9, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and members of its AH-64E Apache industry team – General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Longbow Ltd. – launched an initiative with Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) to explore opportunities for collaboration with Polish industry. More than 10 Polish companies participated in the two-day workshop with Boeing and its teammates to forge partnerships as part of Poland’s Kruk program.
BOSTON, July 8, 2015 – Anna-Sophia Boguraev from Bedford, N.Y., has been selected as the winner of the inaugural ‘Genes in Space’ competition, taking home the prize of designing one of the first autonomous DNA experiments to take place on the International Space Station (ISS). The experiment aims to test the effect of microgravity and cosmic radiation on the immune system in space. Boguraev (16) hopes to offer new avenues to enhance human health during prolonged spaceflight missions.
System links training assets in United States, four other countries
ST. LOUIS, June 23, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered the 28th C-17 Globemaster III aircrew training simulator to the U.S. Air Force, completing the services’ goal of a national system for C-17 training. Boeing completed the first of these centers in 1992 at Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C., including one aircrew simulator during the program’s beginnings. Since then, the company and Air Force have established these facilities in 14 U.S. locations and three international locations. The 28th and final aircrew simulator has been delivered at Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base, Martinsburg, W.Va.