BlackSky, Maxar, Planet Win NRO’s Largest Imagery Contract Effort

BlackSky is one of three recipients of the National Reconnaissance Office’s largest contract effort for commercial imagery, and has been providing analysis of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Credit: BlackSky
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has awarded its largest-ever commercial imagery contract effort—up to billions over the next decade—to BlackSky, Maxar and Planet at a critical time for the industry. The NRO in a May 25 announcement said the contract effort is a “historic expansion” of...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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