OSI gets order to protect troops from IEDs

OSI-logo-126X76.JPGOTTAWA — OSI Geospatial Inc. signs a contract worth about $600K with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC. Under the terms of this contract, the company will deliver a prototype Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Immersive Training Environment (CIITE) system that will assist Canadian Forces to recognize, react to and defeat situations where an IED danger exists.
CIITE will provide an immersive environment in which trainees will learn how to recognize IED's, communicate as well as team-work utilizing synthetic agents as teammates. DRDC is an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) responding to the scientific and technological needs of the Canadian Forces. The agency is made up of nine research centres located across Canada with a corporate office in Ottawa. DRDC has an annual budget of $350 million and employs over 1,700 people. OSI delivers advanced geospatial systems and software that enable customers to integrate and visualize live data with any combination of sensor data, imagery, maps and charts.
"This is our first R&D contract with DRDC and we are pleased to be involved in such an important program. We have already developed a similar solution for U.S. Marine Corps and feedback from this customer has been very positive." says Ken Kirkpatrick, president and CEO of OSI. "I am confident that this project will be a success and lead to future business for the company. We are also pleased to be expanding our advanced research and development customer base."

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