Virginia, USA, 18 April 2006: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has acquired Geo-Spatial Technologies, Inc. (GSTI), a dealer in the research, development, and application of novel geospatial technology for advanced 3-D imaging, reconnaissance, remote sensing and mapping systems. The acquisition will enhance SAIC’s capability and industry position in the area of next-generation system development and integration for urban warfare and homeland security applications and operations.
GSTI has developed systems applying airborne, vehicle-based and terrestrial sensors for mapping urban terrain and structures using LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), IFSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar), digital cameras and video.
“Combining GSTI’s capability with SAIC’s outstanding advanced technology development will allow us to pursue larger and more ambitious R&D and system integration contracts within the defense and homeland security market. An enhanced portfolio of complementary technologies, services and expertise, will help us offer better solutions to current and future customers,” said Chris Moscoso, former president and CEO of GSTI.