PAR Government, BlackSky announce collaboration

New Hartford, NY-based PAR Technology Corporation announced on April 20 that its wholly owned subsidiary PAR Government Systems Corporation (PGSC) has incorporated BlackSky’s commercial satellite data into the Sit(x) cloud-native situational awareness suite making it possible for tactical and operational end users to access near real-time imagery on the Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) mobile platform.

“As the name implies, Sit(x) can handle the situational awareness demands of any situation,” said PAR Government President Michael Nelson. “Sit(x) helps front-line commanders and warfighters make faster and better decisions by enabling two-way sharing of vital information. We are thrilled to team up with BlackSky and add their phenomenal space-based image products into the same tactical devices in use by over a quarter million people today.”

“Customers experience a force-multiplying first-to-know advantage with BlackSky’s proprietary high-revisit satellite constellation,” said BlackSky Chief Revenue Officer J.R. Riordan. “Together with PAR Government we’re improving the tactical ISR experience by providing insights and real-time analytics to those serving on the front lines when they need it most.”

Incorporating BlackSky imagery and derived products into Sit(x) is one of the first steps in turning the server into a geospatial data marketplace where users can access a variety of commercial imagery sources as near real-time base maps and other digital data.

Source: PAR

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