Maxar Technologies has been awarded Phase 3b of the U.S. Army’s One World Terrain prototype contract.
The One World Terrain program is a key component of the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment. It delivers 3D global terrain capability and associated information services that support a fully accessible virtual representation of the physical Earth through the Army network.
“Maxar is proud to continue as the prime contractor for the One World Terrain program, which supports current and future combat missions and is on track to become the Army’s authoritative source for foundation geospatial content and terrain data ⏤ from training to operations and targeting,” said Tony Frazier, Maxar executive vice president and general manager of public sector Earth intelligence.
“The evolution of OWT shows how 3D terrain and information services are becoming essential tools for planning and decision-making not just for the U.S. Army but for a wide range of military, civil and commercial institutions.”
In 2022, Maxar’s Phase 3a work focused on improving 3D terrain dataset fidelity and refining the automation processes to generate realistic terrain derived from Maxar’s satellite imagery.
In Phase 3b, Maxar will focus on enhanced conflation with open-source geospatial data and enhanced training areas using multisource collection, high-resolution insets. The One World Terrain prototype will evaluate the use of small unmanned aerial collections and the geo-registration of existing Army terrain datasets.
The original One World Terrain contract was awarded in June 2019 to Vricon, which was acquired by Maxar in July 2020.