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HawkEye 360 Expands Spectrum Scanning through the Acquisition of RF Solutions from Maxar Intelligence

By Eric Van Rees - 19th December 2023 - 08:27

Adding two new satellites, intellectual property, and a prolific multi-year RF data archive

HawkEye 360, a defense technology company for space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, announced today the acquisition of RF Solutions from Maxar Intelligence, a provider of secure, precise, geospatial intelligence. RF Solutions was formed from the Aurora Insight acquisition that Maxar Intelligence completed in January 2023.

“The on-orbit assets and expertise of the RF Solutions group from Maxar Intelligence brings a complementary capability to HawkEye 360,” said HawkEye 360 President Rob Rainhart. “Our existing satellites do very well at precise geolocation and characterization of signals. This technology from the former Aurora Insight team will allow HawkEye 360 to quickly scan gigahertz of bandwidth to efficiently map active frequencies at a regional level. We look forward to rapidly integrating these powerful capabilities and talented personnel into the company to further accelerate the value we bring to our clients.”

With this acquisition, HawkEye 360 gains ownership of two existing RF satellites (Charlie and Delta), RF scanning intellectual property, and a multi-year global database rich in RF collections ranging from 1.4 GHz to 40 GHz. The additional satellites will enable HawkEye 360 to expand frequency coverage to include 26 to 40 GHz. This broader range will enhance customer understanding of the signal activity occurring in each region of the world.

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