OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for the delivery of navigation system hardware upgrades and in-service support.
Under the terms of the agreement, OSI will design, build, test, certify, and deliver MIL-SPEC navigation system hardware upgrades. The upgrades will replace legacy systems that were originally provided by the company, some dating back to 2001.
OSI will also provide spares and training support.
“The relationship OSI has with the RCN is significant,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. “We are proud of being a Canadian company supporting Canada’s military, and a fleetwide provider of warship navigation systems to RCN since 2001.”
The fleetwide upgrade includes 44 surface ship and five submarine systems. All of the work associated with the design and build will take place at OSI’s Burnaby Production facility – a 20,000 square foot (1,858 square metres) state-of-the art operation from which OSI delivers integrated bridge systems to its global customer base.
The agreement also includes a five-year in-service support contract to ensure the systems are maintained and fully operational at all times.
“The scope of the contract demonstrates we are a proven supplier,” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. “We are able to provide a complete package to our NATO and Allied customers from concept to delivery and include support over the lifetime of the product.”
The new in-service support agreement complements an existing RCN fleetwide support contract which was agreed in 2014 and covers ECPINS – OSI’s Warship ECDIS software.