From: Maxar Technologies
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018
DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), today announced that synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery from Maxar's MDA RADARSAT-2 satellite will become available to SecureWatch subscribers on October 1, 2018. SecureWatch, DigitalGlobe's powerful, cloud-based geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) platform, will now combine in one platform the company's high-resolution optical imagery and MDA's SAR imagery, enabling defense and intelligence analysts to deliver actionable insights to decision makers regardless of weather and light conditions.
Maxar's MDA will refresh hundreds of global sites on a weekly basis using RADARSAT-2's Wide Ultra Fine format (3 meter resolution, 50 kilometer scene width). RADARSAT-2 imagery allows users to observe features and changes that go undetected using other imaging techniques, and provides day and night coverage regardless of weather. SecureWatch users can access timely RADARSAT-2 imagery using current subscription plans. When combined with 30 cm optical imagery, analysts will have an even more uniquely powerful and reliable toolset to perform analysis to make decisions with confidence.
"Adding RADARSAT-2 imagery to SecureWatch is a perfect demonstration of Maxar Technologies' unique promise: create valuable, integrated and innovative solutions that address customers' critical challenges," said Mike Greenley, Group President of MDA. "MDA's RADARSAT-2 information has played a key role in supporting security missions for over two decades, and partnering with our sister company, DigitalGlobe, immediately enhances our offerings and expands our global reach."
"SecureWatch subscribers now have an exciting new tool to enrich GEOINT gathering and decision-making," said Dan Jablonsky, DigitalGlobe President. "Combining SAR and optical imagery takes analysts' abilities to the next level to deliver powerful insights into what's happening in their areas of interest and allows them to save lives, resources and time."
DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a Maxar Technologies company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR). For more information visit www.DigitalGlobe.com.
About Maxar Technologies
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides vertically integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 30 global locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.
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