Monday April 23, 2018 0 comments
WESTMINSTER -- DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company ((NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), today announced that -- with the complete integration of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite imagery into SecureWatch, the company’s powerful, cloud-based geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) platform -- customers can now access more of the world’s highest-resolution satellite imagery.
DigitalGlobe said WorldView-4’s daily imagery collections more than double SecureWatch’s daily volume of valuable 30 cm imagery, enhancing defense and intelligence analysts’ ability to closely monitor activity in their areas of interest.
WorldView-4 collection plans are constantly analyzed and improved to deliver more refreshed 30 cm imagery over the rapidly changing geographies that SecureWatch customers need to make mission-critical decisions with confidence, the company said.
DigitalGlobe said the subscription-based platform will expand further this summer when RADARSAT-2 imagery from MDA, another Maxar company, becomes available.
MDA’s RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery will expand the capacity for analysts to monitor key locations around the world, regardless of weather and light conditions, the company said.
When layering radar and optical imagery together, an analyst can quickly flag areas of change and develop richer situational reports, according to DigitalGlobe.
The planned addition of MDA’s RADARSAT-2 imagery into DigitalGlobe’s SecureWatch product is yet another example of how Maxar is extending cross-business technology to accelerate innovation and offer integrated solutions to customers, the company said.
“The combination of RADARSAT-2 imagery and DigitalGlobe’s optical imagery, with the other enriched data sources within SecureWatch, will create powerful solutions for analysts to maintain situational awareness and achieve mission success no matter what’s happening on the planet,” said Jeff Kerridge, DigitalGlobe International Defense and Intelligence senior VP and GM.