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""We were so focused on perfecting the advanced sensor analysis of the XPLR-R, that we simply ignored our needs in corporate defense," said former VSIS president Rina Fio after her release by Arakyd forces. "Obviously that was a big mistake. We're pleased that under our new management that Viper will have the backing of the Techno Union military forces.""
―"Sensor Technology Dispute Settled in Takeover"[src]

Viper Sensor Intelligence Systems (VSIS) was a Vulpter-based droid manufacturer that was absorbed by Arakyd Industries in a hostile takeover shortly before the Clone Wars.

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VSIS is taken over by Arakyd Industries.

"Arakyd says it will keep VSIS in operation as a research-and-development division."
―"Sensor Technology Dispute Settled in Takeover"[src]

Viper Sensor Intelligence Systems was a droid manufacturer based in Viper Tower, a facility located in the planet Vulpter's city of Hpaq. The company was led by President Rina Fio until she was ousted by Arakyd Industries during its takeover of VSIS, who kept the company in operation as a research-and-development division.[1]

HistoryEdit

"The 18-month-long dispute between Viper Sensor Intelligence Systems and Arakyd Industries is now resolved following the Arakyd assault and takeover of the VSIS headquarters."
―"Sensor Technology Dispute Settled in Takeover"[src]

During the Separatist Crisis, Viper Sensor Intelligence Systems was embroiled in an 18-month dispute with[1] rival[2] Arakyd Industries. The latter asserted that Viper's XPLR-R, a prototype hyperspace-route-mapping and habitation-location unit, borrowed heavily from the proprietary designs of Arakyd's line of probe droid and demanded aggressive remuneration and technology rights of the younger firm. However, VSIS was so focused on perfecting the XPLR-R's advanced sensor analysis that it ignored its needs in corporate defense.[1]

Shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars[3] in the year 22 BBY,[4] the dispute was resolved when Arakyd absorbed its smaller competitor in an armed takeover[5] of Viper Tower and kept VSIS in operation as a research-and-development division. In a comment made to the HoloNet News following her release from Arakyd forces, former VSIS president Rina Fio said the company was pleased that under new management Viper would have the backing of the Techno Union's military forces. A garrison remained at Viper Tower in order to assist with the transition[1] and, in possession of proprietary Viper technology, Arakyd released the Viper probe droid, the company's biggest success to date.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

Viper Sensor Intelligence Systems was originally created for HoloNet News Vol. 531 50, a HoloNet News article written by Pablo Hidalgo and Paul Ens with illustrations by Joe Corroney and released on April 4, 2002.[1]

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