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TMCNet:  DigitalGlobe gets contract to upgrade USAF Eagle Vision

[December 06, 2012]

DigitalGlobe gets contract to upgrade USAF Eagle Vision

Dec 06, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) reported it will provide upgrades to multiple US Air Force Eagle Vision mobile ground stations. This new capability will enable the delivery of the highest-quality imagery directly to warfighters and first responders in the fastest way possible.

Upon completion, the ground stations will be capable of tasking DigitalGlobe's WorldView constellation of earth imaging satellites and rapidly downloading imagery from the satellites at maximum resolution, including DigitalGlobe's exclusive 8-band multi-spectral imagery. In most cases, this capability will make it possible to task, download and deliver new, up-to-date imagery to end-users within minutes of collection.

Eagle Vision is a family of deployable commercial remote sensing satellite downlink and imagery processing stations. The Eagle Vision stations located across the world collect imagery from commercial satellites that are used for intelligence preparation of the battle space; mission planning and rehearsal; predictive battle space awareness; battle damage assessment; natural disasters and catastrophic events. In addition, the program has also aided natural disaster relief and humanitarian efforts, including responses to the California wildfires, Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

The US Air Force is working with the NGA to leverage NGA's EnhancedView Service Level Agreement for obtaining the imagery. DigitalGlobe will deploy the upgrades with partners MDA and Orbit Logic starting in early 2013, with the first terminal expected to be operational by the middle of the year.

DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. For more information, visit www.digitalglobe.com.

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