OSI to deliver integrated bridge systems for new Australian replenishment oilers

Illustration, Photo: Royal Australian Navy

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has contracted Canadian OSI Maritime Systems to supply two integrated bridge systems (IBS) to the Royal Australian Navy for the AOR (auxiliary oiler replenishment) program.

The IBS is based on OSI’s warship INTS (integrated navigation & tactical system) design which OSI said would be custom engineered and built to the RAN’s standards and requirements.

According to OSI, the 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 including 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 ECPINS warship navigation software.

“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, OSI president & CEO. “The Australian naval market presents significant IBS opportunities for OSI and this project will provide us the foundation to build on.”

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