BlackSky Technology Inc. (NYSE: BKSY) has won a $150+ million competitive contract to provide advanced, space-based, tactical GEOINT-as-a-service to an international ministry of defense customer.
This multi-year contract for advanced, subscription-based, GEOINT-as-a-services is aligned with the deployment of Blacksky’s next-generation constellation and contains options to extend services as needed.
“BlackSky is taking real-time, space-based tactical GEOINT to the next level with industry-leading rapid revisit capabilities and fully automated low-latency delivery of AI-derived mission intelligence,” said Brian E. O’Toole, BlackSky CEO. “Our superior software-to-satellite architecture is now trusted by multiple international defense ministries as a premier tool informing critical day-to-day operations. BlackSky is pushing operationally secure, mission-critical GEOINT to the most forward edge of the battle area, directly into the hands of tactical operators. Whereas a conventional static mapping approach to mission critical GEOINT is of limited value, BlackSky’s real-time intelligence service is commercially-available and ready to help governments and commercial partners worldwide accelerate the value of tactical GEOINT derived from space-based assets from hours down to minutes.”