Mapping technology giant Esri announced partnerships with BAE Systems, Harris Geospatial, HawkEye 360 and Microsoft.
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment.
HawkEye 360 unveiled RFGeo, its first radio frequency signal mapping product.
Boeing's investment in BridgeSat and Raytheon's strategic investment in Hawkeye 360 continues the trend of major defense contractors placing bets on enabling technology.
Geospatial data companies are focusing intently on acquiring satellite imagery quickly and speeding data delivery to customers.
When Hawkeye 360 solicited proposals in 2016 to build its radio-frequency monitoring satellites, the firm found 25 companies capable of meeting its requirements.