UK: DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company,announced that it has signed a three-year extension of its existing EnhancedView Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), reinforcing the U.S. Government’s continuing demand for commercial imagery and confidence in DigitalGlobe’s current and future capabilities. The agreement, now known as EnhancedView Follow-On (EVFO), adds three option years to the current contract under the same terms and value of $300 million per year, providing continuity of service and revenue visibility potentially through August 2023 and adding $900 million of cumulative backlog.
“The EnhancedView contract extension demonstrates our ongoing mission-critical role in providing commercial imagery across the U.S. Government user community. It recognizes the outstanding support delivered by the DigitalGlobe team over many years, providing the U.S. Government with unrivaled value while expanding the scope of our partnership,” 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. With unique end-to-end solutions and capabilities, Maxar is well-positioned for increased growth and value creation as we continue executing on our priorities and serving our customers.”
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 Sept. 1, 2018 when it exercised the first of two remaining contract option years.
DigitalGlobe has also finalized 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.
“For nearly 20 years, DigitalGlobe has been a trusted partner of the U.S. Government, delivering capabilities with superior quality, cost and reliability,” said Dan Jablonsky, DigitalGlobe President. “We are proud to support the U.S. Government mission, and the extension of the EnhancedView Follow-On will allow for continuity of the mission-critical support we provide, enhancing national security and allowing decisions to be made with confidence.”