Maxar Selected to Deliver Change Detection and Land Cover Classification Services to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a trustworthy partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, today announced it signed $20 million in contracts using the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to deliver land cover classification and change detection solutions through a combination of the Janus Geography program along with the General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70.

Maxar deliver land cover and classification options in support of the needs of NGA and will create enhancements and updates using its change detection version. Automated change detection visually exposes regions of change, enabling effective and rapid intelligence gathering across tens of thousands of pictures from several sources. Land cover classification provides a view of the landscape by applying machine learning to perform automated classification, enabling a better understanding of areas of Earth are being used to a micro scale.

Janus Geography provides to generated geospatial information, info that is community-sourced and enhanced content in a cost-effective way to improve timelines. As a prime contractor, Maxar leads a team of university and business partners with manufacturing innovation and capacity to deliver content management of human and topographic geography information from many different sources. The General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70 allows government customers to shorten procurement cycles, ensure compliance and get the very best deal for over 7.5 million innovative IT solutions from over 4,600 pre-vetted sellers.

“Maxar is constantly evolving our analytical capabilities and GEOINT options to enable customers to more quickly ingest intelligence for a breadth of intelligence and defense assignments,” explained Tony Frazier, Maxar’s Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations. “We’re proud to become a prime contractor on NGA’s Janus Geography program, demonstrating how business can deliver innovative solutions that satisfy NGA’s special needs. As an industry leader in the geospatial community, Maxar has supplied world-class commercial GEOINT options to NGA since 1999.”

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