NIMA was established on October 1, 1996 by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997. The creation of NIMA followed more than a year of study, debate, and planning by the defense, intelligence, and policy-making communities (as well as the Congress) and continuing consultations with customer organizations. The creation of NIMA centralized responsibility for imagery and mapping.
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Please plan ahead...only basic shipping is included in this cost, it will take 4+ weeks before you can expect your item to arrive. All orders will be mailing the following Thursday after purchase effective Jan 1 2022, We live 20 minutes from the closest post office so we only go to the post office on Thursdays. If you're in a rush for this item write to us first, we'll give you an International shipping estimate for faster DHL express (approximately $50 extra). If you order a total of 15 pieces or more of a variety of patches. We will automatically upgrade your shipping to most countries except Switzerland, Luxembourg, Africa Countries, or secluded areas of Canada, Alaska, Australian Outback, etc.