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31 Jan 02.- Boeing Satellite Systems, a Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA – news) unit, has been awarded two separate $204m contracts to build and deliver two “Gapfiller” military communications satellites, the Air Force said yesterday.Boeing heads an industry team building the Wideband Gapfiller system under a January 2001 deal with a total potential value of $1.3bn.Initial launch is scheduled for early 2004. Work on the first Boeing order is to be completed by January 2004. The second satellite is to be ready in October 2005, the Air Force said.

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