Inc. (OSI) announced that its international systems business has now signed the prime contract with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to deliver Warship Automated Identification Systems
(W-AIS). On November 2, 2006, the company announced its selection as the preferred bidder for a contract valued at approximately US$29 million, including all options. The company will begin delivery immediately and will recognize a portion of the revenue from this contract in fiscal 2006.
The U.K. Royal Navy W-AIS will be installed in platform Operations and Control Rooms and integrated into the Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System
(WECDIS) located on the bridge of the naval ship
. This system will enhance maritime interdiction operations, operations room situational awareness, co-ordination with other command and control systems, contribution to the recognized maritime picture and operational deception. The W-AIS will be deployed on up to 77 naval ships and could be deployed on naval aircraft
in the future.