Photo Science announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of MJ Harden (Mission, Kan.). “This agreement directly supports Photo Science’s ongoing growth strategy centered on services diversification and geographic expansion,” stated Mike Ritchie, president and CEO. “Along with the location of our Colorado Springs and San Francisco Bay area facilities, Photo Science is now ideally positioned to serve our national client base.”

In addition to enhanced client support, this agreement increases the firm’s flight operations to 13 aircraft. With significant acquisition staging from this new location, Photo Science is able to more efficiently support client’s acquisition requirements. Photo Science is now operating six large-format digital framing cameras that include both the Z/I DMC and Vexcel UtlraCam sensors. Moreover, this acquisition brings the total number of LiDAR sensors to eight including four Optech Geminis, two Leica ALS-70s and two Leica ALS-50II models.

This acquisition strengthens their strategic relationship with GeoEye, while providing them enhanced support for aerial services nationwide and additional Geospatial Services provided by Photo Science.