OSI Geospatial Inc.
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OSI Geospatial Inc.

October 12, 2006 08:00 ET

OSI Geospatial's COP Technology Slated for Deployment on U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2006) - OSI Geospatial Inc. (TSX:OSI)(OTCBB:OSIIF) announced today that it will provide its Common Operational Picture (COP) technology for deployment on the U.S. Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), through the U.S. Joint Unmanned Systems Common Control program (JUSC2).

"This is the second U.S. Navy major new build program to integrate our technology," said Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of OSI Geospatial. "Earlier this year we announced we had been selected for use on the bridge of the U.S. Navy's next generation destroyer, the DDG 1000, and now we are slated for deployment on the LCS as part of the JUSC2 mission package. We are extremely pleased to be part of such exciting and groundbreaking programs as JUSC2, LCS and DDG."

Littoral Combat Ships are designed to defeat close-to-shore threats and provide access to littoral (coastal) waters during battle. They are fast and maneuverable with operational flexibility to execute focused missions such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare.

The Joint Unmanned Systems Common Control program is a joint Navy/Army initiative aimed at developing a command and control architecture applicable to all unmanned systems, across all services.

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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