BAE Systems closes acquisition of National Sensor Systems

BAE Systems closes acquisition of National Sensor Systems

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USA, 16 October 2006 – BAE Systems Inc. has completed its $8.7 million acquisition of National Sensor Systems. With the acquisition, BAE Systems adds advanced capabilities in remote sensing, photonics and laser communications technologies. The aerospace and defense giant will integrate the company into its advanced technologies segment.

– About National Sensor Systems
National Sensor Systems – based in Acton, USA – specializes in the development of electro-optical sensor systems covering the visible to LWIR wavelengths. The company provides hardware and software systems for pointing and stabilization, acquisition and tracking, airborne imaging, spectral and polarimetric sensing, Lasercomm, fiber optics, LIDAR and aerial surveillance applications. National Sensor Systems also provides real-time image processing algorithms for image enhancement and noise reduction in visible and infrared imaging systems. For more info visit:

– About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics and guided weapon systems.

BAE Systems, Inc. is comprised of three operating groups that are aligned with customer requirements, Electronics and Integrated Solutions (E&IS), Customer Solutions and Land and Armaments. Under the E&IS organization, the National Security Solutions line of business has five key business areas: Systems Integration, Intelligence Systems, Defense Systems, Advanced Information Technologies and Geospatial Products and Services (GP&S).

GP&S is comprised of three business components: Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP), Geospatial Data Production (GDP), and Geospatial Intelligence Technologies (GIT). These three business components provide licensed software capabilities, outsourced data production and services, and geospatial technology R&D.

– BAE SYSTEMS GXP
Based in San Diego, California, with regional sales offices covering the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia/Pacific Rim (APAC) regions, GXP provides direct worldwide sales and support. In some areas, this is done in conjunction with a select team of distributors to facilitate greater coverage and to provide effective customer service. GXP has 100 employees with annual revenue of more than $26 Million (USD).

The Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP) line of business is unique to National Security Solutions (NSS) in that it produces off-the-shelf products that are sold to commercial, government, and military customers around the world. These products include capabilities for mapping, image analysis and archiving, geospatial analysis, photogrammetry, data fusion and change detection.