OSI Maritime Systems said it has signed a contract with Lockheed
Martin to provide its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System
(IBNS) for the U.S. Navy Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship
"We are pleased to have signed this very important contract with
Lockheed Martin. Over the years, OSI has built a strong business
relationship with Lockheed Martin through the successful delivery
of a number of projects for customers around the world," said,
Ken Kirkpatrick, OSI President and CEO. "The U.S. naval market
presents a significant growth opportunity for OSI and the LCS
program provides us our first big step into this huge market."
The system is designed for warships and conforms to American
Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class Rules for Navigational Integrated
Bridge System (NIBS). In addition, it has received Marine
Equipment Directive (MED) Type Approval certification from DNV GL
as an Integrated Navigation System (INS).
"OSI's IBNS provides the bridge team with a highly integrated
navigation and operations picture. The modern design, which will
meet multiple MIL-SPEC requirements, supports advanced tactical
features that will provide the commanding officer an expanded
operational envelope in the most demanding mission environments,"
stated Chris Haugen, Director, Business Development.
With the aim of increasing safe and efficient warship management,
IBNS is a combination of interconnected systems, allowing for
centralized access to sensor information and command and control
from workstations located as required throughout the ship. IBNS
features include: Warship Electronic Chart Display and
Information System (WECDIS), surface search radar display, track
planning and automatic track following, speed control, integrated
navigation information displays, and bridge alarm management.