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HawkEye 360 Awarded Long-Term Government Geospatial Intelligence Contract

By Rachel Jewett | September 29, 2021

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      HawkEye 360 has received a $10 million contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), turning a pilot program for commercial Radio Frequency (RF) data into a long-term contract. 

      Under the $10 million, base year plus four option years contract announced Monday, HawkEye will provide the NGA the means to develop global datasets, which can monitor a broad range of RF activity, including military activity and the trafficking of military, and transnational criminal activity. The contract will also support Combatant Commands and other mission partners.

      This follows after HawkEye entered into a pilot program with the NGA in 2020 to explore how the company’s space-based commercial data can augment intelligence activities. Alex Fox, executive vice president for Business Development, Sales, and Marketing said NGA issued a competitive request for proposals in March 2021, and awarded this contract in July 2021. 

      “We’re pleased to be moving from the pilot into an NGA long-term operational contract, which showcases the value of unclassified, shareable commercial RF insights,” said HawkEye 360 CEO John Serafini. “NGA is a leader within the United States government in leveraging the growing strengths of the commercial GEOINT sector to fulfill their mission to support policymakers and war fighters.” 

      HawkEye 360 has a constellation of nine RF-monitoring satellites. The company plans for 21 additional satellites that are fully funded for launch in 2021 and 2022.