PredaSAR Selected for National Reconnaissance Office’s GEOINT Broad Agency Announcement Award
Florida-headquartered PredaSAR announced that it has been selected for a contract award by the National Reconnaissance Office‘s Geospatial Intelligence Systems Acquisition Directorate in connection with a requirement for strategic collection enhancements in the commercial radar focus area. The NRO’s Broad Agency Announcement award includes six months of modeling and simulation activities and 24 months to demonstrate and validate on-orbit and end-to-end mission performance, Terran Orbital said Thursday.
In a statement, Roger Teague, president of Earth Observation Solutions for Terran Orbital, said the latest award will enable PredaSAR to demonstrate its capabilities to the National Security Space Community and provide a path to integrate its commercial products and services into the nation’s hybrid space architecture.
Teague said that PredaSAR, a Terran Orbital subsidiary, is fielding one of the most technologically advanced commercial synthetic aperture radar systems available in the satellite imaging industry. The PredaSAR constellation will offer robust capabilities to commercial and national security customers, including a flexible and responsive remote sensing platform, low latency, frequent revisit times and the ability to host secondary payloads, the retired Air Force major general added.
For his part, Marc Bell, Terran Orbital’s chief executive officer, said that his company is taking “aggressive steps” to meet the growing demand for its services, including constructing a 660,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the state in partnership with Space Florida.
Terran Orbital is touted as a vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. The company said that it combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of its military, civil and commercial customers.
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