London, 5 March.- Spire Global, a space-to-cloud data and analytics company based in Virgina US, announced on the 3rd of April that they have been awarded a contract by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) for commercial radio frequency (RF) remote sensing. This contract is part of the NRO’s Strategic Commercial Enhancements (SCE) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) program in September 2022.
Spire has a fully deployed constellation of over 100 satellites monitoring RF signals to provide data and analytics on global weather intelligence, ship and plane movements, and spoofing and jamming detection to better predict how their patterns impact global security, economics and human potential. The company operates over 40 satellites that help detect and geolocate signal interference, jamming, and spoofing. These satellites can identify the power, location and directionality of such events.
“The NRO has continued to show its commitment to innovation by recognizing the value of RF data in providing situational awareness and strengthening global security,” says Chuck Cash, Vice President of Federal Sales, Spire. “In a rapidly changing world, we at Spire aim to provide government organizations the competitive advantage they need to solve some of the world’s toughest problems with insights from space.”
The NRO will continue to use data provided by Spire to evaluate how commercial RF will be integrated into its overhead architecture. Spire has announced that two options were exercised extending the performance period through 1st of March 2025.