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HawkEye 360 Receives NIWC Contract for Satellite RF Data

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Cluster 4. Credit: HawkEye 360

Ibadan, 1 November 2023. – HawkEye 360 Inc. has announced that it received a $12.25 million contract from the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific to share satellite RF data, analytics and training with partner nations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. The Company will consequently use SeaVision, a multinational data-sharing platform, to share unclassified information to improve maritime domain awareness.

This phase II contract reflects HawkEye 360’s work with the Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness (IPMDA). Furthermore, the defense technology company has served as a commercial partner to the IPMDA program since late 2022. The program focuses on providing shared technology, training, and insight into maritime activity across the Indo-Pacific region to support an open, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

“The Indo-Pacific represents one of the most highly trafficked regions of the world, an epicenter of global trade with waters rich in resources. The sheer size of these waters, coupled with endless vessel activity, demands vigilant maritime observation,” said Alex Fox, Chief Growth Officer for HawkEye 360. “HawkEye 360 is proud to support NIWC Pacific, the IPMDA program, and regional partner nations in their efforts to ensure stability and prosperity through shared maritime domain awareness,” the CGO also added.

The Company operates a growing constellation of 21 satellites that detect, characterize and geolocate radio frequency signals from a broad range of emitters that aid in communication, navigation, and security. As a result, HawkEye 360 will continue expanding the constellation to address clients’ increasing demands for RF Intelligence, aiming for a total of 60 satellites (20 clusters of three satellites). Furthermore, HawkEye 360 is planning an upcoming launch of two additional clusters in a mid-latitude orbit to address growing demand in the Indo-Pacific region.

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