Spire exploits third party data for its Dynamic AIS system
In the wake of its stock market listing, AIS satellite ship monitoring firm Spire has partially lifted the lid on how it obtains data for its Dynamic AIS system.
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The Satellite Applications Catapult, which supports Britain's space industry and promotes innovation, communicates mostly about its projects which support civilian applications of satellite technology. But it also backs the development of space technologies useful for intelligence collection.
Although the US company's origins were far removed from judicial analytics, Vertica's technology has been adopted by police and intelligence services. The company will demonstrate practical examples at the upcoming ISS World Europe cyber trade fair.
Still hoping to get its interception (SIGINT) constellation into orbit in time for future major British space contracts, Britain's Horizon Technologies recently appointed former GCHQ chief Neil Kempson to advise it.
British aerospace OEM Horizon has secured a financing round to develop its airborne signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems that it hopes will propel it onto the US market. Meanwhile, its French radio frequency signals competitor, Unseenlabs, has partnered with US firm Orbcomm.