OSI Geospatial Inc.
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OSI Geospatial Inc.

November 02, 2006 11:30 ET

OSI Geospatial Selected for UK Royal Navy Prime Contract Valued at US$29 Million

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2006) - OSI Geospatial Inc. (TSX:OSI)(OTCBB:OSIIF) announced today that its international systems operations has been selected as the preferred bidder for a prime contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for the provision of warship automatic identification systems (W-AIS). The contract is valued at approximately US$29 million, including all options. The terms of the contract set out initial systems purchases totaling approximately US$6.2 million, a four-year support and maintenance program of approximately US$2.2 million and a 26 year long-term support and maintenance program of approximately US$14.5 million. In addition, the contract provides options for further systems totaling approximately $1.6 million, a four year support and maintenance program of approximately US$600,000 and a 26 year long-term support program totaling approximately US$3.6 million. The company expects to sign the final contract before the end of November 2006.

W-AIS systems are capable of sending ship information such as identification, position, course and speed to other ships and to shore based facilities. By providing AIS data on the bridge as well as in the operations room, customers experience enhanced situational awareness, added effectiveness to collision avoidance and increased surveillance capability.

"This award delivers on our very important strategic goal to secure a significant prime contract in the UK. We continue to strengthen and diversify our product offering and expand our presence from the bridge of naval warships into the operations room," said Ken Kirkpatrick, president and CEO of OSI Geospatial. "This contract is another example of how we are leveraging the proven and world-leading capabilities of our core navigation technology to develop innovative new systems that provide enhanced situational awareness to our customers. Today's win highlights our technology leadership in the military naval market and expands on our solid relationship with the Royal Navy."

About OSI Geospatial

OSI Geospatial Inc. delivers advanced systems and software to address the growing need for enhanced situational awareness in command, control, communications, and intelligence applications. By providing essential tactical and geospatial information, the company's systems and software help decision-makers know the precise location of mission operations across all military forces while integrating information with allies. OSI Geospatial systems are in use by military, government, and commercial customers around the world. The company is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (OSI) and the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OSIIF). For additional information please visit www.osigeospatial.com.

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