BlackSky secures $30M NGA contract

On September 7, Herndon, VA-based BlackSky Holdings, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a multi-year Indefinite-Delivery/ Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (“NGA”) to monitor global economic activity. Competitively procured, the contract carries a maximum estimated value of $30 million.

BlackSky will use advanced 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.

“We are honored to be selected by NGA to advance its GEOINT mission by employing innovative AI solutions to automate the delivery of timely insights,” said Brian O’Toole, CEO of BlackSky. “This award highlights the increasing need for automated and real-time geospatial intelligence for rapid decision making.”

BlackSky’s AI enabled SaaS platform will be used to integrate multiple data sources and advanced 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.

Source: BlackSky

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