Iraqi telecom pact goes to Boeing

Boeing Co. earlier this month received a $35 million contract to provide telecommunications services to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

Boeing Satellite Systems will provide mobile satellite communications and support services to Coalition Provisional Authority officials in Baghdad's 18 governing ministries, U.S. forces in the country and personnel with other U.S. contractors there, said a March 10 Boeing statement.

The company unit, part of Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems division located in St. Louis, will use its Thuraya satellite communications system. It will also provide handsets and communications hardware to Iraqi and U.S. employees and offer system installation, training, customer service and logistics services, the statement said.

Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. awarded the contract to Boeing, which will subcontract some of the work to DTC, an Iraqi company. KBR, located in Houston, is part of Halliburton, an oil field services firm also based in Houston.

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