OHB's aerospace engineering unit "OHB System is the prime contractor for the construction of what is now a total of 22 satellites for the system," OHB said in a statement on Thursday.
EU officials with knowledge of the decision told Reuters on Wednesday that the EU would award OHB the contract.
The German company beat off competition from a consortium led by EADS Astrium to secure the contract. OHB also secured the last tender in 2010, when it won an order to make the first 14 satellites for Galileo.
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(Reporting by Maria Sheahan)
Posted by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor