Australian DoD Receives 3D Data Suite and Satellite Imagery

Maxar’s 3D data suite is designed to improve situational awareness and support decision-making for military applications and intelligence missions for the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) By DA Reporter / 09 Jul 2021

Maxar Technologies has delivered 3D data products and high-resolution satellite imagery to the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) under recent multi-million-dollar contracts.

Maxar’s 3D data suite is designed to improve situational awareness and support decision-making for military applications and intelligence missions. 

The 3D data suite includes a 3D Surface Model that provides a high-fidelity, positionally accurate and photorealistic view of terrain and surface features and textures. 

The suite’s Digital Terrain Model product is a bare Earth elevation data layer generated with fully automated processing and delivered at speeds far beyond conventional technologies.

“Maxar’s high-resolution 3D data and satellite imagery are integral for high-confidence mapping, planning and operational support, which can help end users make better decisions and save lives, resources and time,” said Tony Frazier, Maxar’s Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations. 

“Maxar is proud to expand our partnership with the Australian Department of Defence by providing our newest 3D data products.”

With these latest contracts, Australia demonstrates the increased adoption of commercial satellite imagery and derived data products for critical national defense and intelligence missions. 

The Australian DoD has been a Maxar Direct Access Program partner since 2018, with the ability to directly task and download satellite imagery from Maxar’s current constellation in real-time to its ground station.

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