Maxar Technologies has secured a contract to provide support services in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) for the US Army, Combatant Commands and other government stakeholders.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract is valued at $48.3m and will support army operations and intelligence. The contract has two base and three option years.

It was awarded by the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate.

The company developed its predictive analytics tool ‘Signature Analyst’ under an SBIR Phase I and Phase II programme.

Work under the contract includes collecting, analysing and manipulating GEOINT and other intelligence sources. These will serve as the foundation for ‘predictive analysis tools and algorithms’.

Maxar Global Field Operations executive vice-president Tony Frazier said: “Maxar is proud to support the US Army customer and combatant commands in their critical national security missions.

“Predictive geospatial modelling is an essential component of military modernisation and Joint All-Domain Command and Control efforts. We look forward to advancing Maxar technology and proven intelligence assets such as signature analyst through this continued research effort.”

Signature Analyst predictive models’ utility and scalability are dependent on the geospatial content quality and quantity.

Work under the initial contract will be completed on 4 March 2023.

Last month, Maxar Technologies’ wholly owned subsidiary Vricon secured the US Army’s One World Terrain (OWT) prototype other transaction agreement (OTA) Phase 2 contract.