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KBR’s Iron Stallion to Monitor the Space Above Australia

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KBR’s highly complex Iron Stallion technology can find, watch, track and report on the movement of objects in space and now forms an integral component of the Australian Government’s space domain awareness. 


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 has proved its effectiveness in the US and in the UK. 


Space-based systems are key to civilian and defence operations. From the systems which underpin modern life such as mobile phones, banking and shopping and emergency management to supporting coalition operations wherever they occur around the world.  


Iron Stallion builds on KBR’s decades of space-based experience. It 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.  


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 delivers both autonomous monitoring and alerts, as well as user-driven analytics and investigative capabilities in near-real time. Iron Stallion allows users to understand and make sense of the wide range of data sources, turning that data into actionable information, supporting superior decision making.   


KBR Vice President GS APAC Nic Maan said, “Space has become an operational domain that is contested, congested and competitive. 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.” 

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