DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), has announced that with the complete integration of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite imagery into SecureWatch, the company’s GEOINT platform, customers can now access more of the world’s highest resolution satellite imagery.
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 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. When layering radar and optical imagery together, an analyst can quickly flag areas of change and develop richer situational reports. 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.
DigitalGlobe also celebrates the signing of its 20th SecureWatch defense and intelligence agency customer since launching the product in February 2017. The first 10 customers started using SecureWatch before the end of 2017 and another 10 have also subscribed this year, joining defense and intelligence analysts around the world who rely on complete access to both DigitalGlobe’s 18-year, 100 petabyte imagery archive and the over three million square kilometers of fresh high-resolution imagery added daily.
New features within SecureWatch are routinely released to improve user experience by putting more GEOINT sources at analysts’ fingertips, in addition to the tools to analyze and exploit the data contained within those sources.
For more information about SecureWatch, visit DigitalGlobe online or at the Maxar Technologies Booth #819 at the GEOINT 2018 Conference in Tampa, Florida from April 23 – 25, 2018.
Jeff Kerridge, SVP and GM of DigitalGlobe International Defense and Intelligence, 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. 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. DigitalGlobe is the trusted partner to 20 SecureWatch subscribers, 70 percent of whom are new to DigitalGlobe, who understand the demonstrated value of allowing us to help hundreds of analysts deliver GEOINT that is rich, accurate and current.