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DigitalGlobe announces EnhancedView contract option year

(5 September 2018 - DigitalGlobe) DigitalGlobe today announced it signed a contract with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to transition the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) EnhancedView Service Level Agreement (SLA) for commercial imagery acquisition, effective September 1, 2018.

The NRO contract, referred to as EnhancedView Follow-On, includes the two remaining option years of the NGA SLA and exercises the first $300 million option year. DigitalGlobe will continue without interruption its long-standing commitment to deliver the highest resolution, most accurate commercial satellite imagery, enabling U.S. Government users to make decisions with confidence.

The performance-based contract maintains the same terms and conditions and provides the U.S. Government guaranteed tasking of DigitalGlobe's WorldView-1, WorldView-2 and WorldView-3 satellites and access to the company's 100-petabyte imagery library and analytics capabilities. U.S. Government users, including defense and intelligence agencies, civil governments and humanitarian organizations, rely on DigitalGlobe imagery to plan and execute military missions, respond to natural disasters, monitor humanitarian crises around the globe and meet many other geospatial intelligence needs.

DigitalGlobe was awarded an additional new contract to further integrate its imagery production, distribution and operations with U.S. Government systems through a cloud-based infrastructure. The additional federal funding for further integration will allow for closer interoperability between the U.S. Government and DigitalGlobe's current and future ground and space architectures.

"With this new chapter, we build on our strong relationship of almost two decades serving the U.S. Government," said Dan Jablonsky, DigitalGlobe President. "DigitalGlobe has exceeded the success criteria of its EnhancedView contract for six consecutive years, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to the U.S. Government mission. Our hard-working team members are honored to serve as a trusted partner to the defense and intelligence community and civilian agencies as they protect our nation and build a better world."

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a Maxar Technologies company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR).

About Maxar Technologies

As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides vertically integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 30 global locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR.