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Saab, DigitalGlobe partner on 3D mapping system

US: Defence and security company Saab has tied up with DigitalGlobe to deliver the next-generation of Saab’s Vricon rapid 3D mapping system. Under the terms of the agreement, DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery collections and extensive image archive will be integrated into the Vricon solution, enabling faster creation of highly -accurate, photo-realistic 3D maps of specific areas of interest.

“This partnership between Saab and DigitalGlobe represents a significant step forward in the geo intelligence community,” said Fredrik Rosenqvist, President of Vricon Systems, Saab. “It provides our customers with on-time access to high resolution 3D data based on satellite imagery,” he added.

The Vricon system automatically and rapidly generates high resolution 3D data based on imagery from satellites, UAVs and manned aircraft. Vricon is built for integration in additional systems and applications, such as intelligence reporting, mission planning and rehearsal, training and simulation as well as coordinate extraction and georeferencing of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors.

“Using imagery from DigitalGlobe’s satellites, the Vricon system can generate data with enough detail to identify and extract the 3D location of a window on a building,” said Andrea Bersan, DigitalGlobe’s International Vice President. “Our satellites allow Saab to extend the Vricon system to all regions of the world, enabling military personnel, first responders and other end-users to obtain 3D images anywhere on earth with or without a physical presence on the ground,” he added.

Source: Saab