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Indonesian Defense Ministry Taps BlackSky for Space-Based Intelligence Solutions

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Indonesia’s Ministry of Defense has awarded BlackSky Technology a contract worth over $1 million for access to the Herndon, Virginia-based company’s space-based, high-frequency imagery and analytics services

Under the contract, the Indonesian ministry gains a multi-year subscription to BlackSky’s Assured access program that guarantees dawn-to-dusk delivery of imagery within a predefined area of interest.

The commercially available program draws its power from BlackSky Spectra, a tasking and analytics platform that can provide secure high-resolution images and automated detection analytics under 90 minutes of their current workflow process. 

BlackSky CEO Brian E. O’Toole described the Indonesian ministry’s Assured access subscription as “a bold and innovative step toward defense modernization.” The executive also noted the “growing global demand for real-time monitoring solutions,” which BlackSky meets through instantly available imagery and artificial intelligence-driven analytics.

In March, BlackSky reported having a baseline operational constellation of 14 low-Earth orbit small satellites for space-based reconnaissance for its customers.

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