Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems announces contract with U.S. Army
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems today announced a $1.09 billion Wideband Global SATCOM contract with the U.S. Army for the production, launch and in-orbit activation of a seventh satellite in the communications network and procurement of materials for an eighth satellite.
The deal—part of the WGS Block II follow-on contract awarded in August 2010—also includes options for producing, launching and activating satellites eight and nine, according to Boeing.
“With three satellites in operation today, WGS is already making a huge difference for the warfighter,” said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems in El Segundo.
“Satellites seven and eight will address the growing demand for high-data-rate services worldwide.”
WGS is a satellite-based Defense Department communications system.
The contract will not result in any new jobs but “this and other new business will enable us to maintain are current, stable workforce levels,” said Boeing spokesman Matthew Billingsley.”
Production will be done at a company facility in El Segundo.
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition is gearing up for a possible showdown over additional funding for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line, including a Leimert Park Village Station, but may have to await a May 23 decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board on just how bruising—or necessary—a showdown will be.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Allan Arbus, a one-time fashion photographer who turned to acting and gained fame portraying quick-witted, liberal-leaning psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the hit television series “M*A*S*H,” has died at his Los Angeles home.
Arbus died Friday at age 95, his daughter, Amy, told the New York Times.
Who wouldn’t want to spend the summer months sleeping until noon, and the rest of the day scouring the malls for the latest Hip Hop fashion or hanging out at the park shooting hoops?
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — A woman employee of a gourmet popcorn shop in El Segundo held a company executive at gunpoint for about three hours today before releasing him unharmed and surrendering.
Police were sent to Popcornopolis at 1301 E. El Segundo Blvd. about 8:20 a.m., El Segundo police Capt. Bob Turnbull said.
Officers learned that the woman was holding the company’s chief financial officer hostage, and police surrounded the building and began negotiating with her, Turnbull said.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—A man recently released from state prison was arrested today in El Segundo for allegedly having money and cellphones which had just been stolen from two vehicles.
Police were called to the 700 block of Washington Street regarding a suspect walking and acting suspiciously. About an hour later, Jesse T. Stephens, 24, was located in the 1800 block of East El Segundo Boulevard with the money and cellphones.