SAIC Acquires IMAPS navigation systems maker

SAN DIEGO, 12 Oct. 2005. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of IMAPS, LLC, based in Columbia, Ill.

Oct 12th, 2005

SAN DIEGO, 12 Oct. 2005. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of IMAPS, LLC, based in Columbia, Ill.

IMAPS is a leading provider of geographic information systems (GIS) and marine navigation, aviation flight planning, and navigation software products to government and commercial customers.

The acquisition enhances SAIC's capability to support key customers in the national security and intelligence community. SAIC also gains the ability to provide navigational aid to both the aeronautical and marine communities by acquiring IMAPS' web sites, www.aeroplanner.com, and www.marineplanner.com.

"Joining SAIC provides an opportunity to apply IMAPS' technology and services to a broad customer base while strengthening our services to common customers," said Mark Munsell, former president of IMAPS. "Our customers can still expect an innovative and flexible approach, but now it is combined with the strength, depth, and reputation of SAIC."

In connection with the asset acquisition, 67 former employees of IMAPS have joined SAIC's Mission Integration Business Unit. IMAPS' role in aeronautical and marine navigation has helped make commercial and military travel safer and more efficient, and has provided critical assistance to the intelligence community in waging the global war on terror.

"In its brief history, IMAPS has distinguished itself as a center of innovation for the development and application of geospatial technologies," said Leo Hazlewood, general manager of SAIC's Mission Integration business unit. "IMAPS' leadership team and talented workforce augments SAIC's growing business in these areas. The addition of IMAPS' technology and workforce can allow us to strengthen and broaden our offerings in the geospatial information market."

SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with annual revenues of $7.2 billion and more than 43,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national security, homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, and logistics. For more information, see www.saic.com.

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