HawkEye 360, an RF signal tracking company which launched its own constellation of three small Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in December 2018, has agreed a new partnership with maritime risk analytics firm Windward which will see the companies work together on the provision of maritime domain awareness services.
Under the terms of the deal HawkEye 360 will contribute its RF dataset, collected by its formation-flying RF (radio frequency) sensing satellites, for use on Windward’s digital platform by select customers.
“We are excited to work with Windward to develop the next generation of time critical maritime domain awareness services,” said HawkEye 360 CEO John Serafini.
“The Windward relationship aligns with our strategy to partner with best in class organisations, servicing established markets that will significantly benefit from our first-of-its-kind global RF geolocation and analytic services.”
Integrating this dataset into Windward’s existing technology platform will help to validate a vessel’s reported AIS location and continue tracking once the vessel has gone dark. The companies hope that the partnership will also help to demonstrate how RF analytics can provide time critical insights for maritime domain awareness that were previously impossible.
“We’re committed to providing our clients with the biggest data and deepest insights to help them solve their maritime problems. That’s why we’re delighted to be working with HawkEye 360, and look forward to exploring how RF geolocations and analysis can offer our clients an even better service through enhanced risk modelling,” said Windward Co-Founder and CEO, Ami Daniel.