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OSI Maritime Systems Signs Contract with Navantia to Provide IBS to the RAN
OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a contract with Navantia to supply two Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS) to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for the AOR (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment) Program.
The IBS is based on OSI’s warship INTS (Integrated Navigation & Tactical System) design which will be custom engineered and built to the RAN’s standards and requirements.
As a type approved Integrated Navigation System (INS), INTS’s scalable architecture allows for core capability to be designed into a range of bridge configurations such as those found in offshore patrol vessels and frigate programs, supporting navies’ alignment with commonality and interoperability objectives.
INTS is currently being supplied to other programs, such as the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship and Resolve Class programs, the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program, and the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC program.
As part of the Navantia agreement, OSI will also provide the company’s world leading warship navigation software, ECPINS, which is licensed fleet wide by the RAN. ECPINS is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) Approved ECDIS that meets the NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564.
“We are pleased to be working with Navantia to deliver this important project, and equally pleased with our continued relationship with the RAN” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President & CEO. “The Australian naval market presents significant IBS opportunities for OSI and this project will provide us the foundation to build on.”
OSI Maritime Systems has been providing advanced integrated navigation and tactical solutions to military customers for over 20 years. As a pioneer of Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (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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