Raytheon, HawkEye 360 band together to deliver commercial tech, precise data to government sector

DULLES, Va. Officials at the Intelligence, Information and Services business unit at Raytheon are collaborating with HawkEye 360 Inc. -- a commercial small satellite company -- in an ongoing effort to provide commercial technologies and more precise data to the government sector.

The alliance includes a strategic investment in HawkEye 360 and provides with a level of access to , enhancing the company's analytics services for government customers.

"Our plan is to fuse HawkEye 360's geospatial information with other relevant data sources, further augmenting the intelligence we provide to our U.S. and international customers," says Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "Similar to our alliances with other commercial companies, HawkEye 360's constellation will offer our customers advanced capabilities – in this case expanded coverage and deeper insights – and importantly, at a lower cost."

HawkEye 360 is pioneering the use of low-flying, to collect radio frequencies for use in next-generation . HawkEye 360 will launch its Pathfinder cluster of three small satellites at the end of 2018, with additional clusters planned until the full constellation is in orbit by 2020. The constellation will yield timely access to information worldwide to deliver customizable high-precision radio frequency mapping and location-based analytics for applications such as monitoring illegal fishing and tracking cargo fleet logistics.