Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract from the Swedish Defence Material Administration, FMV, for the rapid generation and subsequent delivery of 3-dimensional (3D) maps to the Swedish Armed Forces for use in national as well as international operations. The basic order is worth MSEK 42 and the contract also contains an option of similar value.
“This is an important milestone that again proves that our new product Rapid 3D Mapping fulfils the existing and future operational need of maps for the Armed Forces world-wide”, says Tomas Samuelsson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
The 3D-maps will be generated by the system Rapid 3D Mapping, developed by Saab AB, which produces highly detailed and realistic 3D-models based on aerial images. All 3D-models will receive accurate geo referenced data in longitude, latitude and also in height in every pixel. The 3D-model is stored in a geographical database, easy to read and use. The data is metrically correct, meaning that it allows for example the user to measure distance directly in the precise and updated map using the graphical user interface for immediate situational awareness.
3D-models from the system Rapid 3D Mapping are being delivered by Saab to several military and civil customers, as well as that the capability is also used by our part-owned subsidiary C3Technologies on a license from Saab for some consumer applications.
The world-leading technology behind Rapid 3D Mapping, is a results of Saab’s unique competence in image processing, navigation and systems integration resulting from the long experience in developing advanced systems for missiles.
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