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November 14th, 2017
Radiant Solutions is Transforming Global Mapping and Intelligence with Unique Geospatial Information and Insights

HERNDON, Va.- Radiant Solutions, the newly formed geospatial services business unit of Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR) today announced its strategy for combining its legacy businesses to create a new leader in the geospatial industry. Radiant Solutions will deliver unique capabilities to transform global mapping and intelligence missions by revealing information and insights that help national security and commercial customers better understand and navigate our changing planet.

“In establishing Radiant Solutions, we have created an organization that brings a commercial mindset to tackling complex national security problems,” said Tony Frazier, President of Radiant Solutions. “Traditional approaches to geospatial data collection and analysis are too manual and result in information silos. We are driven to help our customers break down those silos and get to the best geospatial information and insights across multiple sources on rapid timelines based on our unmatched data collection, enrichment and analytic capabilities.”

The newly combined Radiant Solutions team is comprised of over 1,000 specialized aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, developers, data scientists and DevOps engineers who are proven at delivering innovative capabilities that keep our nation safe and help our customers anticipate emerging threats and opportunities.

The availability of pervasive data-gathering sensors, cloud computing, machine learning and big data analytics offers the potential for our customers to see and understand activity across our planet in near real-time. Radiant Solutions has a strong track record of partnering with customers to harness these emerging trends to create a decision advantage over their competitors and adversaries.

Radiant Solutions has the expertise, unique intellectual property, contract vehicles, and an open partner ecosystem to apply these disruptive technologies to national security missions much faster than traditional government contractors. For example, we combine change detection, automated feature extraction, and crowdsourced mapping to extract relevant information from satellite imagery, ground photos and telemetry data to equip warfighters and first responders with up-to-date maps in days when it would typically take months to produce.

The business is organized into three mission areas to enable innovation for customers across each phase of the geospatial intelligence cycle:

  • Sensor and Ground Modernization helps analysts and warfighters collect and process optical imagery, radar, and RF data from sensors in space and on the ground with cloud native missions systems to detect and observe global activities in near real-time.
  • Data to Insight helps our government and commercial customers leverage cloud computing and open source software to make massive amounts of satellite imagery, radar, elevation, weather and volunteered geographic information easily accessible to analysts, developers and data scientists to enable data analytics at scale.
  • Agile Intelligence solutions helps our national security customers around the world harness the power of emerging technologies like machine learning, and big data analytics to cost-effectively process multiple sources of intelligence to reveal indicators of emerging threats and deliver insights that focus scarce ISR collection and operational planning resources.

Radiant Solutions is built on a foundation of experience amassed across MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions and HumanGeo. Collectively these well recognized brands are known for delivering innovation across the GEOINT community. Over the next several months we will be converging our legacy geospatial services brands and legal entities to reflect our vision for Radiant Solutions to become a disruptive force in our industry.

Radiant Solutions offers some of the most exciting career opportunities in our industry in an environment where talented people can apply cutting-edge innovation to some of the toughest problems facing our planet. There are over 100 openings available across Northern Virginia, Maryland, DC, Michigan, Florida, and Colorado.

To learn more about Radiant Solutions visit: or come to meet some of our team at November 11-17 in Northern Virginia.

About Radiant Solutions

Radiant Solutions provides highly specialized, innovative geospatial multisource data, analytics, software and services to deliver critical insights and intelligence where and when it matters most. Poised to transform how customers support global mapping and intelligence missions at scale, Radiant Solutions harnesses the proliferation of pervasive information-gathering sensors, open-source software, cloud computing, machine learning and big data analytics. Our combined team of over 1,000 sensor and spacecraft engineers, geospatial analysts, developers, data scientists and DevOps engineers delivers innovative geospatial solutions that keep our nation safe, protect critical infrastructure, and preserve scarce natural resources. Building on the pedigree of MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions and HumanGeo, the newly combined Radiant Solutions has a strong track record with its advanced capabilities, open approach and experience supporting mission that helps customers in the GEOINT community reach critical decisions faster and with greater accuracy. Radiant Solutions is based in Herndon, VA with major offices across Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Michigan, and Colorado. Radiant Solutions is a business unit Maxar Technologies, a U.S. operating company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR). For more information visit:

About Maxar

Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 20 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes: SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe, and Radiant Solutions. Every day millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit:

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of Radiant Solutions in regard to general plans, performance, and operations. Although the management of Radiant Solutions believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements are based on are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because Radiant Solutions cannot provide assurance that they will be correct. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed in this press release. Additional information concerning these risk factors can be found in the Company’s filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the Company’s profile at, the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or on the Company’s website at, and in DigitalGlobe’s filings with the SEC, including Item 1A of DigitalGlobe’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements and are based upon data available as of the date of this release and speak only as of such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release as a result of new information or future events, except as may be required under applicable securities legislation.