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Friday, January 19, 2018

Osi Geospatial News

OSI $1.3m Contract with Australian Navy

OSI Geospatial Inc. (TSX:OSI) announced that its International Systems Operations has signed a contract with the Australian Navy valued at approximately $1.3m. Under the terms of the contract, the company will provide a software upgrade and 12 months of software support. OSI Geospatial Inc. delivers advanced geospatial systems and software that enable shared real-time situational awareness for military and security applications. OSI products and services enable customers to integrate and visualize live data with any combination of sensor data, imagery, maps and charts. (www.osigeospatial.com)

OSI Geospatial, L-3 Communications Sign Agreement

OSI Geospatial Inc. signed a teaming agreement with the Marine Systems division of L-3 Communications Corporation to pursue opportunities in the worldwide naval market. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will jointly market and sell products including integrated bridge systems, navigation systems, homeland security systems, geospatial applications, command and control systems, and related training and human engineering applications.

OSI Geospatial Increases Army Contract Increased

OSI Geospatial Inc. (TSX: OSI; OTCBB: OSIIF) announced that its U.S. Systems Operations has signed a contract that increases the scope of work for an existing U.S. Army program by approximately $1.2m. Under the terms of the contract, the company will enhance its command and control technology to meet U.S. Army operational requirements. The work will be performed over the next 8 to 12 months.

OSI Geospatial Awarded $4m Canadian Navy Contract

OSI Geospatial Inc. announced that its international systems business has been awarded a support contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) valued at a more than $4.0 million, including all options. The contract has a fixed provision of approximately $1.7 million over three years and an optional provision of up to $2.3 million over four years. Under the terms of the contract, OSI will provide the Canadian Navy with hardware and software support and maintenance. The Canadian Navy currently deploys OSI’s Warship Electronic Chart and Display Information System (WECDIS) product on more than 50 vessels fleet-wide. OSI delivered the first electronic chart navigation system to the Canadian Navy in 1985. Fleet installations began in 1997 and continued in 2001.

OSI Geospatial to Provide Navigation Systems to Navy

OSI Geospatial Inc. (OSI) said its U.S. Systems Operations has signed a $500,000 contract to provide the U.S. Navy with military navigation systems. The systems will be installed on 12 new vessels that are being built to support homeland defense initiatives. The U.S. government and many other governments around the world are committing substantial resources towards coastal and harbor defense initiatives. There is an increasing demand for small vessels that can be deployed quickly to identify and respond to security threats. OSI's warship navigation technology and market leadership position provides the company with a clear advantage in pursuing this market.

OSI Geospatial Signs $29m Contract to Deliver W-AIS Systems

OSI Geospatial 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.

OSI Geospatial Signs Coast Guard Contract

OSI Geospatial Inc. announced that its U.S. Systems Operations has signed a contract valued at approximately U.S. $1m with the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Under the terms of the contract, the company will provide a hardware upgrade to the ECPINS Navigation Systems installed on the USCG Buoy Tender Fleet. The work is estimated to be completed in the next three months.

ECPINS Nav Systems for Brazilian Subs

Offshore Systems Ltd said its sister company, CHI Systems, OSI Geospatial’s US Operations, signed a $925,000 contract with Lockheed Martin’s Undersea Systems business unit to supply the Brazilian Navy with 6 ECPINS submarine navigations systems. These systems will be integrated into Lockheed Martin’s Submarine Integrated Combat Systems (ICS) that will be delivered to the Brazilian Navy.

SAAB TransponderTech to Supply AIS to OSI

Saab TransponderTech will supply Warship Automatic Identification Systems (W-AIS) to OSI Geospatial Inc. (OSI) as a part of their contract with the U.K. Royal Navy. In November 2006, the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded a prime contract valued at approximately $29m to OSI to deliver and install the W-AIS systems on up to 77 ships. OSI is also supplying its Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS) as the standard fleet software for the MoD’s Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS). The W-AIS will be installed in the ship’s platform operations and control room and integrated into the WECDIS installed on the bridge. The W-AIS will be based on Saab’s proven fourth-generation R4 shipboard AIS transponder.

Coast Guard Chooses ECPINS

Offshore Systems Ltd. announced that its sister company, CHI Systems, the U.S. Systems Operations of OSI Geospatial has recently been awarded a contract to provide the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) with ECPINS navigation systems. The systems will be installed on nine ice breaking tugs (seven new installations and two upgrades to existing units) and one shore base facility. The ECPINS solution comprises of Offshore System’s industry leading software, including specific USCG functionality and hardware components specifically designed for the bridge environment of this vessel class. OSI currently has a U.S. Coast Guard installed base of 34 vessels and this contract will bring the total to 41 vessels.

L-3 MAPPS, OSL Team for Royal Canadian Navy Programs

L-3 MAPPS has teamed with British Columbia-based Offshore Systems Limited (OSL) to provide leading solutions for Royal Canadian Navy programs. The latest generation of L-3 MAPPS’ Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) – a solution originally pioneered for the Royal Canadian Navy almost 30 years ago – will be integrated with OSL’s ECPINS navigation and Integrated Bridge System (IBS) to provide a cost-effective Integrated Ship Management System (ISMS) solution to the Canadian National Ship Procurement Strategy (NSPS) for navy programs. The all-Canadian ISMS solution will provide commonality with existing systems in the fleet while…

OSI Maritime Systems Opens Australian Office

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the official opening of its newest office, in Canberra, Australia. Located in the suburb of Fyshwick, the Canberra office will accommodate OSI’s business development, technical, service, and training staff that will be dedicated to the development of the company’s Asia Pacific business. The opening is part of OSI’s long-term commitment to its strategic focus on the Asia Pacific Region – aligning closely with the objectives of the Australian Defence White Paper. The company is mandating stronger regional presence while continuing to support existing customers and partners in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia.

OSI to Supply Newbuild Indonesia Submarine Equipment

OSI Maritime Systems contracted to deliver integrated navigation systems to DSME for Indonesian Navy Type 209 SSK Program submarines. OSI's contract is with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea who will build three Type 209 diesel submarines (SSK) for the Indonesian Navy. Under the terms of the agreement, OSI will deliver three Integrating Navigation and Tactical Systems, including ECPINS-W Sub software which the manufacturers say is the most advanced navigation software in the world specifically designed for the unique requirements of subsurface navigation. OSI Maritime Systems is a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations.

OSI to Integrate Software for UK Royal Navy

U.K. Royal Navy photo

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the U.K. Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS). Under the terms of this contract, OSI will provide software engineering activity to fully integrate ECPINS into the existing IBS system architecture. OSI supplies the Royal Navy with its advanced NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564 certified ECPINS-W Sub software across all operational ships, submarines, shore headquarters, and training establishments.

New Zealand Navy Extends OSI Support Contract

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced that it has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for the Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INTS) that the company has delivered and installed across the Royal New Zealand Navy fleet. Under the terms of this contract, OSI will act as the design authority, and provide software and hardware upgrades, engineering support and training services. OSI has been supporting the Royal New Zealand Navy warships’ integrated navigation system requirements since 2003 and the recent 13-year in-service-support contract confirms the Navy’s long-term commitment to the company and its technology. OSI…

Offshore Systems Awarded New Geomatics Contracts

Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) announced that its nautical charting and land-mapping division, OSI Geomatics, has received new orders worth more than CDN$1,500,000. The group of orders span the end of the company's third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter. "Our data production division continues to make excellent progress," said John Jacobson, OSI's President and CEO, "and we're pleased with its growing contribution to OSI's overall business. Our navigation systems business has a number of major quotes outstanding for ECPINS products to both commercial and military customers. The Geomatics contracts are for electronic nautical charting and digital land-mapping services for a combination of government, military, and private customers.

OSI to Upgrade Canadian Navy Software

HMCS Toronto in the Arabian Gulf. Credit: Colin Kelley

OSI Maritime Systems announced that it has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for its ECPINS-W Sub software - ECPINS is the only ECDIS independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564. The software is in service across the Royal Canadian Navy surface and subsurface fleet. Under the terms of this contract, OSI will provide an upgrade to its most advanced ECPINS-W Sub software and provide in-service support for this software for six years, with options to extend for up to 20 years.

OSI, Boustead Contracted for Royal Malaysian Navy LCS

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is announced the signing of a Letter of Award with Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), Malaysia. Under the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, BNS will build six Gowind-class corvettes for the Royal Malaysian Navy. Under the terms of this agreement, OSI will deliver six Integrated Navigation and Tactical Systems (INTS); included are the company’s world leading ECPINS-W and Warship-AIS products, specifically designed for naval operations. www.osimaritime.com  

OSI to Deliver TDNS for Asian Submarine New Builds

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced it has signed a contract to provide its advanced Tactical Dived Navigation System (TDNS) to an Asian navy for a new build submarine program.    TDNS will be customized to meet specific customer requirements and closely integrated with the program’s Combat Management System.   OSI’s tactical dived navigation solutions are deployed with the navies of the U.K., Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal and others.

OSI Awarded $1.2M Contract with Royal Australian Navy

Offshore Systems International Ltd. has been awarded a $1.2 million contract to supply the Royal Australian Navy with immediate delivery of OSI's most advanced electronic warship navigation systems ('WECDIS'). This is a follow-on order to the $8 million subcontract OSI signed with its teaming partner, Nautronix, in March 2004 when OSI became fleet supplier to the Royal Australian Navy for electronic chart navigation systems.

OSI Gets Australian Navy Contract

Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) announced that its teaming partner, Nautronix Ltd., has signed the final prime contract to supply the Royal Australian Navy with a fleet installation of OSI's ECPINS-MTM electronic chart navigation system. "We announced our selection by the Royal Australian Navy this past July, and we are pleased that the complex technical evaluations and prime contract negotiations are now fully complete," said John Jacobson, President and CEO of OSI. "This procurement further expands our track record in the naval market, and it will significantly improve the Royal Australian Navy's ability to operate jointly with NATO-member navies. We would like to thank our Australia-based partners, Nautronix Ltd.

OSI to Design Navigating Bridges for RCN Arctic Patrol Ships

Bridge schematic courtesy of OSI

Burnaby, BC - based OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) says it has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to support the design activity of the bridge and navigation capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Lockheed Martin Canada is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers for the AOPS project under the Canadian government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Under an initial contract, OSI will design the Integrated Bridge and Navigation System for the new vessels.

OSI Navigation System for Canadian Navy

OSI Maritime Systems Ltd. (OSI) announced today that it has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to support the design activity of the bridge and navigation capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Lockheed Martin Canada is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers for the AOPS project under the Canadian government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Under an initial contract, OSI will design the Integrated Bridge and Navigation System for the new vessels. “We are very pleased to have been selected for this very important Royal Canadian Navy project,” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President and Chief Executive Officer OSI Maritime Systems Ltd.

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