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KBR’s Iron Stallion monitors space above Australia

American engineering company KBR’s Iron Stallion technology now forms an integral component of the Australian Government’s space domain awareness, the company says. KBR’s Australian HQ is in Adelaide.

Iron Stallion is a command and control technology that is being used by the Department of Defence to support Australia’s need for advanced space-based surveillance capabilities. It can find, watch, track and report on the movement of objects in space and has proved its effectiveness in the US and in the UK, adds KBR.

A modern microservices based system, Iron Stallion draws on more than one million raw sensor observations, 10 million total space data records and more than 1.5 million air and ship tracks per day from 1800 sensors and data from 20 concurrent real-time commercial and government space providers. It builds on KBR’s space-based experience and is an easy-to-use technology that integrates and analyses diverse data sources including radar, electro-optical imagery, passive radio frequency and resident space object catalogues, says KBR.

“Space has become an operational domain that is contested, congested and competitive,” said KBR Vice President Nic Maan. “An agile and potent future force will rely on assured access to resilient and responsive space services.

“Iron Stallion is the product of many years of world leading research and development and is a great example of how KBR can provide critical command and control capabilities to the Australian Defence Force.”

The system is designed to deliver both autonomous monitoring and alerts, as well as user-driven analytics and investigative capabilities in near-real time, the company says. Iron Stallion is intended to turn that data into actionable information, supporting ADF decision making.

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