BlackSky Technologies was awarded an order agreement by the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) to produce and optimize data sets used in DoD AI models and applications. The contract has a ceiling value of $241 million over the next 5 years.
The agreement will open doors for BlackSky to contribute with its expertise to the various national security challenges the extensive DoD community faces. BlackSky has demonstrated AI expertise in space-based dynamic monitoring.
According to Patrick O’Neil, BlackSky’s chief innovation officer, their unique, data-rich platform brings a vital source of core AI-enabled end-to-end capabilities to the DoD’s mission sets by automatically tasking satellites to the low-latency delivery and analyzing high-frequency geospatial non-imagery and imagery data.
The JAIC, Office of Advancing Analytics, and Defense Digital Service were merged into a single organization called the Chief Digital Artificial Intelligence Office.
BlackSky is a worldwide provider of real-time geospatial intelligence and delivers on-demand, high-frequency imagery, monitoring, and analytics of the most critical strategic locations, events, and economic assets on Earth.
BlackSky operates and owns one of the industry’s leading low earth orbit small satellite constellations. It is optimized to capture imagery wherever and whenever the customers need it with cost-efficiency. BlackSky’s Spectra AI software platform processes data from its constellation and other third-party sensors to produce the critical analytics and insights that the customers require.