18 Jul 08. ITT Visual Information Solutions (ITT VIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITT Corporation, (NYSE: ITT), announced that it has signed Geosystems SRL as a distributor of ENVI software in Bolivia. Under this authorized distribution agreement, Geosystems will distribute the ENVI family of image processing and analysis products to the growing number of professionals in the region who rely on geospatial imagery and the information it provides for planning, decision-making, research, and science. Geosystems develops integrated solutions based on geographic information systems (GIS), geospatial imagery, GPS, topography and other complementary technologies. It is also the authorized distributor of the ESRI® line of GIS software – ArcGIS® – for Bolivia. “Our goal as a distributor of GIS and remote sensing products in Bolivia is to foster our customers’ success by providing the best geospatial software technology available,” said Carlos Vidal, president of Geosystems. “The ENVI product family from ITT will fit perfectly in our selected suite of solutions.” “We are pleased to become a part of the growing community of GIS and remote sensing professionals in Bolivia. Our partnership with Geosystems will allow us to provide the GIS community with the superior software solutions they need as imagery and imagery processing becomes an integral part of the GIS workflow,” said Richard Cooke, president and COO of ITT Visual Information Solutions.
Jul 08. Elbit Systems and ATK to Develop Laser Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket System. Elbit Systems Ltd. and Alliant Techsystems have signed a teaming agreement to develop the Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket – Laser (GATR-L). GATR-L provides an affordable precision strike capability for all fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and Unmanned Aerial Systems platforms. The 70mm rocket employs a Semi-Active Laser (SAL) guidance package to achieve high accuracy against both stationary and moving targets. In addition, GATR-L provides the ability to lock-on before launch to ensure only the target of interest is engaged. GATR-L is compatible with existing 70mm launcher hardware and utilizes enhanced Insensitive Munitions technologies.