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The contract is for the Evolved Strategic Satellite Communications program, known as Evolved Strategic Satcom

WASHINGTON — Boeing received a $298 million contract to build a satellite payload prototype and develop a secure communications architecture for the U.S. Space Force’s Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS) program, the company announced Oct. 1.

The ESS will replace the existing Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites made by Lockheed Martin.

Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin will be developing competing designs for the ESS program.

Each company is building prototypes to be completed by 2025. Like AEHF, the new ESS program is intended to provide secure, jam-resistant communications for high-priority military operations and national command authorities.

Boeing is a longtime supplier of military communications satellites. It is the prime contractor for the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) constellation, and is also working on the Protected Tactical Enterprise Service and Protected Tactical Satcom programs. These programs

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Thought I would never say this. But I am going to blurt it out: It’s time to buy the stock of Boeing (BA) .

I know, that seems like taking your life in your hands. But I have been waiting for the head of the Federal Aviation Administration to fly on the 737 MAX and Wednesday he did, and the test looks like a good one. That might set in a chain reaction to get this jet sold.

Goldman Sachs recently put out an excellent piece talking about how the MAX recertification “could be a key catalyst.” It thinks that this test and others from Canada and Europe, which I think will fall in line, are going to be milestones that could lead to a year-end recertification.

There is, indeed, broad skepticism about everything I just said. People want to wait and see. I don’t think you can do that

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