Saab and DigitalGlobe are creating a 50-50 joint venture called Vricon that will sell 3-D satellite products meant to take a step beyond current aerial light-detection and ranging (lidar) technology. The business, which draws on DigitalGlobe’s vast imagery archive and Saab’s 3-D technology expertise, can deliver images comparable to what aerial maps have been able to provide. But the products will be created faster, cheaper and on a much broader scale.  For example, a ...

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