The US Space Force has inked a $440-million deal with Boeing to construct its 12th satellite for the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) constellation, as Boeing announced last Tuesday, March 5.

Boeing’s Big Ticket: The WGS-12 Satellite

In the grand scheme of keeping Uncle Sam’s lines of chatter clear, crisp, and out of the clutches of those with nefarious intentions, the powers that be tossed a hefty $440 million bone Boeing’s way.

The mission? To stitch together the 12th beast for the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) family, which will be dubbed WGS-12.

This basically means they’re adding another super-powered communication tool to their toolbox, poised to beef up the muscle and sinew of the military’s communications network.