OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a follow-on contract with Lockheed Martin Canada to build, deliver and support the installation of its Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). The new implementation-phase contract follows the successful conclusion of a 21-month design phase contract in early 2015.
AOPS is a Canadian government procurement to equip the RCN with six naval ice-capable offshore patrol ships able to assert and enforce sovereignty in Canadian waters, and when necessary, including the Arctic. The first Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship, being built by Irving Shipbuilding, is scheduled for delivery in 2018.
Lockheed Martin Canada is a tier one supplier to Irving Shipbuilding for the AOPS project under the Canadian government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. Under the terms of OSI’s contract with Lockheed Martin Canada, OSI will deliver six systems, with the first delivery due in late 2016 and the final delivery in 2018.
Separately, OSI (Booth 204) has been contracted by the Indian Ministry of Defence to supply the Integrated Navigation and Tactical Systems (INTS) for the Indian Navy’s new-build ABG class Cadet Training Ship programme. The ABG class is a series of three vessels being built by the ABG Shipyard in Gujarat.
INTS is a scalable, IMO and NATO STANAG 4564 compliant system for the military naval market. It builds on OSI’s Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System, integrating selected radars and navigation sensors to provide a comprehensive and cost-effective system that is suitable for newbuilds or existing platform retrofits, from smaller patrol vessels to major warships.
Based in Burnaby, British Columbia, OSI Maritime Systems is a pioneer of the Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS). OSI’s full WECDIS functionality allows a naval platform to operate in the most challenging of navigational and tactical scenarios through a combination of layered fixing techniques and tactical toolsets.