OSI Geospatial to deliver counter-IED training solution to Defence Research and Development Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario, 2 Sept. 2009. OSI Geospatial won a contract valued at roughly $600,000 with Defence Research and Development Canada, an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defense. Under the terms of this contract, the company will deliver a prototype Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Immersive Training Environment system using OSI's iGEN Cognitive Synthetic Agents that will assist Canadian Forces to recognize, react to and defeat situations where an IED danger exists.

Sep 3rd, 2009

OTTAWA, Ontario, 2 Sept. 2009. OSI Geospatial Inc. (OSI) won a contract valued at roughly $600,000 with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defense. According to the contract, the company will deliver a prototype Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Immersive Training Environment (CIITE) system using OSI's iGEN Cognitive Synthetic Agents that will assist Canadian Forces to recognize, react to, and defeat situations where an IED danger exists.

"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 Geospatial.

CIITE will provide an immersive environment in which trainees will learn how to recognize IEDs, communicate as well as team-work utilizing synthetic agents as teammates.

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