BlackSky Awarded Multimillion Contract for Advanced Tactical Imagery Services with International Ministry of Defense
Two year renewal expands long term relationship, extends support of day to day mission operations
HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BlackSky Technology Inc. (NYSE: BKSY) won a multimillion dollar renewal contract to provide advanced subscription-based tactical imagery and analytics services to an international ministry of defense customer.
“BlackSky’s commercially available real-time intelligence services are bringing the tactical value of space-based assets into the hands of customers at unprecedented speed and reliability,” said Brian E. O’Toole, BlackSky CEO. “Real-time space-based imagery and AI-driven analytics contribute the most value when intelligence updates impact live operations.”
BlackSky’s advanced Spectra AI tasking and analytics platform and high-resolution satellite constellation deliver on-demand, high frequency imagery, monitoring and analytics to customers within 90 minutes. This unique combination of capabilities enable customers to dynamically monitor areas that matter most to them.
“Multiple international ministries of defense have vested confidence in our superior software-to-satellite architecture as they continue to incorporate BlackSky’s imagery and AI-driven analytics into critical day-to-day operations,” said O’Toole.
BlackSky is a leading provider of real-time geospatial intelligence. BlackSky delivers on-demand, high frequency imagery, monitoring and analytics of the most critical and strategic locations, economic assets, and events in the world.
BlackSky designs, owns and operates one of the industry’s leading low earth orbit small satellite constellations, optimized to capture imagery cost-efficiently where and when our customers need it. BlackSky’s Spectra AI software platform processes data from BlackSky’s constellation and from other third-party sensors to develop the critical insights and analytics that our customers require.
BlackSky is relied upon by U.S. and international government agencies, commercial businesses, and organizations around the world. BlackSky is headquartered in Herndon, VA, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as BKSY. To learn more, visit www.blacksky.com and follow us on Twitter.
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Released June 1, 2023