DigitalGlobe Awarded Imagery Contract Extension with USA Government - 07/11/2018
DigitalGlobe has announced it has signed a three-year extension of its EnhancedView Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), reinforcing the U.S. Government's continuing demand for commercial imagery. The agreement, now known as EnhancedView Follow-On (EVFO), adds three option years to the current contract under the same terms and value of US$300 million per year, providing continuity of service and revenue visibility potentially through August 2023 and adding US$900 million of cumulative backlog.
“The EnhancedView contract extension demonstrates our ongoing role in providing commercial imagery across the U.S. Government user community,” said Howard Lance, Maxar President and CEO. “The U.S. Government's confidence in our current and future capabilities validates the investments we continue to make that position us as a leader in the new space economy.”
The extended SLA continues DigitalGlobe's long-standing commitment to enabling U.S. Government users to make confident and informed decisions using the highest resolution and most accurate and reliable commercial satellite imagery available. The terms of EVFO provide for continuity of capacity as our GeoEye-1, WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites reach end of life, by accessing capacity on the WorldView Legion constellation currently under construction. WorldView Legion will provide increased imaging capacity for government and commercial customers and higher re-visit collections when the constellation is launched in 2021. As previously announced, the NRO assumed responsibility for the EnhancedView SLA on 1 September 2018 when it exercised the first of two remaining contract option years.
Contract in the Cloud
DigitalGlobe has also finalised a separate contract to further integrate its imagery production, distribution, and operations with U.S. Government systems through a secure, cloud-based infrastructure. The additional government-funded integration will allow for closer interoperability and facilitates continuity between current and future ground and space architectures.Last updated: 16/07/2019