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Maxar Technologies CTO Walter Scott on Vricon Acquisition

Walter Scott CTO Maxar Technologies
Walter Scott, CTO, Maxar Technologies

Walter Scott, chief technology officer of Maxar Technologies and a previous Wash100 awardee, said the company“™s acquisition of 3D data and analytics company Vricon “enables a whole range of use cases,“ Inside Defense reported Monday.

"Whether it's doing blockage analysis for telecon or generating synthetic training environments “¦ that was the motivation. We're taking basically a 2D set of images and we're turning them into a 3D world,“ Scott told the publication in an interview.

Maxar closed its purchase of Vricon for approximately $140M in July. Established by Maxar and Saab as a joint venture in 2015, Vricon provides satellite-based 3D data for intelligence and defense markets and software and other platforms designed to enhance Earth intelligence data, 3D mapping, precision-guided munitions and military simulation and training.

Following the transaction, Scott said Vricon now has gained unrestricted access to Maxar“™s imagery, enabling the latter company to "increase the scale and the velocity with which we're able to build things out.“

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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