Canadian contract for OSI
OSI Maritime Systems (OSI), Speed@Seawork sponsor, has announced the signing of a contract with Thales Canada (Thales) to provide Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems (IBNS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Joint Support Ships (JSS) program, being built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
Under the terms of the contract, OSI will supply and install an Integrated Navigation and Tactical System (INTS) that meets the JSS IBNS requirements. INTS is a fully scalable, IMO and NATO STANAG 4564 Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (WECDIS) compliant Integrated Bridge System. INTS has Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Type Approval certification from DNV GL as an Integrated Navigation System. Among key industry standards that are met by INTS are MSC.252 (83) and IEC 61924-2 for INS, as well as MSC.302(87) for Bridge Alert Management.
INTS offers a flexible design able to meet the requirements of demanding military environments and operations. Centred around OSI’s ECPINS, the system integrates selected radars and navigation sensors, providing a comprehensive and cost-effective military IBNS.
In addition to the new JSS contract, OSI has built six systems for the RCN’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships program. OSI was recently awarded the contract for the RCN CSC program.
“We are very pleased to be working with Thales and VSY and appreciate the opportunity to be part of this important project for the RCN,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, OSI President and CEO. “These Defence projects will create high-quality jobs in Western Canada and directly support OSI’s international expansion strategy, generating many more new jobs for Canadians.”
OSI Maritime Systems has been providing advanced integrated navigation and tactical solutions to military customers for over 20 years. As a pioneer of WECDIS the company has grown to be a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations. The company develops and delivers integrated bridge systems for warships, integrated dived navigation systems for submarines, and C2 systems for small craft. OSI currently has 20 naval customers from around the world with over 600 warships and submarines operating with its world leading integrated navigation and tactical solutions.
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