OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) said it has completed the critical
design review for the integration of its Electronic Chart Precise
Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS) into the Type 26 Integrated
Bridge System (IBS).
The integration is part of a program to replace the U.K. Royal
Navy's (RN) Type 23 frigates with eight Type 26 Global Combat
Ships. The ships will undertake three core roles: defense,
maritime security and international engagement.
"This complex and difficult integration will be carried out
exclusively for the Royal Navy and the Type 26 program," said Ken
Kirkpatrick, President & CEO, OSI Maritime Systems. "The RN's
decision to replace the OEM ECDIS embedded in the IBS, with
ECPINS, underlines the capability delivered by our navigation and
tactical software and its tremendous utility as a NATO STANAG
4564 complaint application."
ECPINS is independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG
4564, and can be delivered as a standalone WECDIS solution or
embedded in OSI's warship IBS solution, Integrated Navigation
& Tactical System (INTS).
"Integrating into a third-party IBS architecture inevitably leads
to compromise, such as noncompliance to INS standards and never
quite unlocking the full utility of ECPINS," Kirkpatrick said.
"In comparison, OSI's INTS is based upon a fully IMO compliant
Integrated Navigation System and is the only IBS/INS that
includes the IMO compliant use of ECPINS."
INTS is purpose built for warship retrofits or new builds and has
third-party Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Type Approval
certification as an Integrated Navigation System (INS). INTS is
being delivered to multiple navies, and in combination with
ECPINS, provides one of the most complete warship navigation and
tactical systems available.