BlackSky awarded five year $30 million NGA contract
(07 Sep 2021) BlackSky Holdings, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a multi-year Indefinite-Delivery/ Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to monitor global economic activity. Competitively procured, the contract carries a maximum estimated value of US$30 million.
BlackSky will use AI and multi-sensor analytics to detect and understand objects of significant economic interest. The project will employ automated methods to provide analysts and decision makers with insights on relevant global economic indicators.
BlackSky's AI enabled SaaS platform will be used to integrate multiple data sources and AI/ML capabilities. When combined with BlackSky's smallsat constellation, the platform will deliver high revisit, dawn-to-dusk imaging that facilitates automatic pattern-of-life monitoring and anomaly detection.
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