Army chooses Flight Landata to conduct remote-sensing missions over Afghanistan

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Flight Landata Inc., a provider of digital remote sensing technology in North Andover, Mass., won a $6.6 million one-year contract from the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center (Army TEC) in Alexandria, Va., to do intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and mapping via aerial remote sensing in Afghanistan.

Oct 25th, 2007

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Flight Landata Inc., a provider of digital remote sensing technology in North Andover, Mass., won a $6.6 million one-year contract from the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center (Army TEC) in Alexandria, Va., to do intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and mapping via aerial remote sensing in Afghanistan.

Flight Landata experts will send an airplane into Afghanistan before the end of this year to gather data 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 10 inventions of 2006, company officials say.

"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," says Joe Pimenta, BuckEye deputy program manager with Army TEC.

Aerial remote sensing makes a detailed assessment of the ground and objects on it from aircraft or satellites flying over the terrain. Flight Landata gathers high-resolution data in real time with its camera and software equipment.

The BuckEye system acquires ultra-sharp, geo-referenced images of ground features using a digital airborne imaging device. Flown aboard conventional aircraft, the system analyzes rapidly delivered imagery and automatically compares it with prior imagery on a pixel-by-pixel basis.

For more information contact Flight Landata online at www.flightlandata.com.

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