BlackSky Delivering Gen-3 Earth Observation Satellites to Indonesian MoD

The deal, with multi-year contracts valued at around $50 million, includes Gen-3 Earth Observation satellites, as well as ground infrastructure, and operational support to boost Indonesia's defense capabilities By Joseph Macey / 14 Feb 2024
BlackSky Delivering Gen-3 Earth Observation Satellites to Indonesian MoD
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BlackSky Technology has secured a contract with Thales Alenia Space supporting the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD) to deliver Gen-3 Earth observation satellites, ground station capabilities and flight operations support. 

BlackSky has also provided Assured subscription-based real-time imagery and analytics services to support the Indonesian MoD. These multi-year contracts have a combined value of approximately $50 million dollars.

“Continuing our string of pioneering innovations in the space-based intelligence industry, BlackSky now offers sovereign nations the ability to gain foresight into critical matters that affect their national security and economy using commercially available Earth observation technology today,” said Brian E. O’Toole, BlackSky CEO. “Indonesia’s first sovereign satellites will share the same advanced capabilities as BlackSky’s future Gen-3 commercial constellation.”

The Indonesian MoD has subscription-based Assured access to BlackSky’s current high-cadence, real-time imagery and analytics services, giving the customer guaranteed access and first-priority tasking capacity over their national and regional areas of interest. These services, delivered through a separate agreement between PT Len and BlackSky, will provide early intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities for satellite capability for the MoD until the Indonesian Defense Satellite System becomes operational. Once operational the Gen-3 electro-optical satellites are expected to deliver low-latency high-frequency imagery and analytics seamlessly into the customer’s workflow.

“This announcement follows the multi-mission contract already signed between Thales Alenia Space and PT Len Industri to provide a state-of-the-art Earth observation constellation combining both radar and optical sensors and dedicated to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD). We are very pleased to partner with BlackSky to deliver modern space capabilities aligns with Indonesia’s drive to modernize and restructure its defense capabilities in an increasingly complex threat environment,” added Hervé Derrey, Thales Alenia Space CEO.

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