HawkEye 360 Wins NRO Contract to Conduct an RF Survey Using Satellites

HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to use information from satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data analytics, has announced that it has been awarded a contract for a commercial RF survey study from the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Through the contract, HawkEye 360 will examine the integration of commercial RF capabilities and products into the NRO's geospatial intelligence architecture.

Under the study contract, HawkEye 360 will perform assessments, demonstrations, and analysis to validate that commercial RF survey, ordering, cataloging, and data products can integrate into the NRO architecture. These demonstrations will support the review and enhancement of commercial processes for the development of an end-to-end management system.

This award from the NRO will further enhance the company’s efforts in making the RF data readily accessible to serve the U.S. government. HawkEye’s satellites can complement traditional government systems, introducing a commercial signal capability that is easy to access and share in support of mission needs.

HawkEye 360 launched its initial three satellites in December 2018 to globally identify and geolocate a broad range of RF signals. Since achieving commercial operation in April 2019, HawkEye has been working closely with customers to test and bring multiple products to the market.