April 16, 2019 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract with Lockheed Martin Canada (LMC) to design the Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the Royal Canadian Navy Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Program. Irving Shipbuilding is the CSC Prime Contractor and will build 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard.
The CSC project, which is part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, will replace both the Iroquois-class destroyers and the Halifax-class multi-role patrol frigates with a single class of ship capable of meeting multiple threats on both the open ocean and the highly complex coastal environment. The CSC project is the largest and most complex shipbuilding initiative in Canada since World War II.
OSI is a leading provider of military Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems, delivering globally its IBNS solutions to Allied and NATO navies. OSI’s IBNS, known as Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS), is a fully scalable, IMO and NATO STANAG 4564 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. 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 CSC contract, OSI has built six systems for the RCN’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships program, as well as recently being awarded a contract to provide IBNSs to the RCN’s new replenishment ship program.