U.S. Airforce awards BlackSky monitoring contract

The contract involves BlackSky to watch overseas U.S. military bases and help maintain secure supply chains using its Spectra AI and machine learning platform

U.S. Airforce awards BlackSky monitoring contract
U.S. Airforce awards BlackSky monitoring contract

U.S. Airforce awards BlackSky monitoring contract

BlackSky has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract through AFWERX and therefore the Air Force lab (AFRL) to watch the efficacy of COVID-19 mitigation efforts worldwide. The contract involves BlackSky to watch overseas U.S. military bases and help maintain secure supply chains using its Spectra AI and machine learning platform. Near-real time global monitoring capabilities will track the spread of COVID-19 to make sure the protection of deployed personnel.

BlackSky’s Spectra platform will support state-of-the-art image exploitation techniques to monitor the appliance of social distancing by automatically analyzing anomalies. These measurements will then be correlated against the reported infection numbers coming from local governments and integrated into the foremost recent epidemiology models to predict the danger to deployed U.S. Air Force personnel and the surrounding communities.

Brian O’Toole, CEO of BlackSky, commented that by combining global geospatial data sources with satellite remote sensing data, Spectra provides a near-real time check on the evolving pandemic and provides critical insights to inform national security. BlackSky is giving decision makers the crucial information they have to guard U.S. interests reception and overseas amid today’s rapidly shifting threat landscape.

The major economies of the planet have experienced the impact of the rapid onset of the coronavirus. BlackSky will assist vital components of the defense industrial supply chain recover by monitoring logistics depots, maintenance facilities, petroleum reserves, and airport facilities. Whenever changes in activity level or other anomalies are observed, BlackSky will provide alerts and notifications.

He also added that it is imperative to have transparency into the status of critical nodes of the supply chain for planning purposes. With BlackSky’s global monitoring capability, the U.S. Air Force can keep an accurate track of its supply chain. Spectra will provide the Air Force a simple to use outbreak monitoring and decision support tool. The platform will help them combat the spread of COVID-19, manage risk and ensure the protection of personnel around the globe.