North Andover, USA, October 25, 2007: Flight Landata Inc., a provider of digital remote sensing technology, has received a contract from the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center (Army TEC) for work in Afghanistan. The USD 6.6 million contract engages the company to do intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and mapping via aerial remote sensing. The information generated from these flights will assist the U.S. military and political efforts in Afghanistan. The duration of the contract is for one year, with the possibility of an extension.
To accomplish the mission, Flight Landata will be sending an airplane, crew and support personnel into Afghanistan. The actual data collection is expected to begin before the end of the calendar year. The data will be collected using the latest generation of Flight Landata’s BuckEye system. An earlier version of the BuckEye has been flying similar missions in Iraq for three years. In June, 2007 the BuckEye was officially recognized as one of the Army’s Top Ten Inventions of 2006.
Joe Pimenta, BuckEye Deputy Program Manager with Army TEC, said, “We need ISR in Afghanistan. So, because of its strong track record in Iraq, we have turned once again to Flight Landata and its BuckEye system.”