Press release

Maxar Earth Intelligence Solutions Expands its Support for the U.S. National Security Community

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Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR) today announced that it was
awarded multiple contracts in the first quarter of 2019 to provide
innovative Earth intelligence solutions to U.S. government agencies,
with a total value of more than $95 million.

As announced
in January, Maxar is now fully domesticated in the U.S. and has a
combined team of over 1,550 cleared professionals. U.S. domestication
has made it easier for Maxar to bring its integrated capabilities to
bear for national security customers seeking to apply commercial
innovation to support classified mission requirements. Recent contract
wins include:

  • The U.S. Air Force awarded Maxar a multi-year contract worth more than
    $70 million to deliver a testbed for the development and integration
    of automated intelligence and machine learning capabilities into
    operations. Maxar will work closely with the Air Force to demonstrate
    the operational value of advanced analytics in day-to-day operations.
  • U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) awarded Maxar a five-year
    indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract and three task
    orders under that contract for a program called the 3D Data
    Engineering Lab. Maxar will leverage its advanced expertise in machine
    learning, computer vision, crowdsourcing, software engineering and
    geospatial analysis to enable USSOCOM to rapidly sift through massive
    amounts of geospatial data to reveal actionable insight. Maxar will be
    eligible for multiple future awards over the five-year ordering period
    of the contract and up to a cumulative value of $6 million.
  • The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) awarded Maxar
    two delivery order contracts worth $7 million to continue providing
    updates and enhancements for its sophisticated change detection and
    land cover and classification solutions. Maxar-developed machine
    learning algorithms allow analysts to quickly and effectively focus
    their attention on locations where change persists over at least three
    different dates of satellite imagery collection. And the company’s
    global-scale land cover and classification capabilities support NGA’s
    geospatial modeling and mission planning applications.
  • Maxar was also awarded a number of classified contracts generating an
    additional value of more than $12 million.

“These contract awards reflect Maxar’s unwavering commitment to serving
the U.S. national security community with innovative solutions that meet
their most demanding requirements,” said Tony Frazier, Maxar’s Executive
Vice President of Global Field Operations. “Now that the company is
operating as one Maxar, it offers an unrivaled portfolio of solutions
that include spacecraft manufacturing and robotics, electro-optical and
radar satellite imagery, industry-leading AI and geospatial machine
learning capabilities. All of these capabilities are built on a
commercial foundation that enables us to rapidly address the needs of
the U.S. government and other global defense and intelligence customers.”

Maxar has been a trusted mission partner to the U.S. defense and
intelligence community for decades and has continued to gain momentum
over the last year. For the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, the
company continues
to provide
the highest resolution and most accurate and reliable
commercial satellite imagery available. Maxar has served NGA since 1999
and recently announced that it is leading a team to provide content
management of community-sourced topographic and human geography data for
the agency’s Janus
program. Maxar is also expanding the development of
machine learning and crowdsourcing capabilities to augment global GEOINT
missions on the NGA’s Small
Business Innovation Research
program and providing on-demand access
to mission-ready satellite imagery through the Global
Enhanced GEOINT Delivery

The operations of DigitalGlobe, SSL (Space Systems Loral) and Radiant
Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues
to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization.

About Maxar Technologies

As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar 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. The
operations of DigitalGlobe, SSL (Space Systems Loral) and Radiant
Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues
to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar
organization. As a trusted partner with 5,900 employees in over 30
global locations, Maxar 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. 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 New York
Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information,

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