Australia: OSI Maritime Systems of Canada has signed a three-year contract to support and upgrade its situational and navigational awareness software for Australia's warships and submarines. According to the Vancouver company, the navy is using its ECPINS — Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System — software for surface ships and its ECPINS-W Sub software for submarines. ” ECPINS software is approved by the International Maritime Organization and independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564 standard for warship electronic chart and information display systems,” said a spokesperson from OSI
The contract win comes after OSI announced that it is supplying the Australian navy with its advanced command, control and situational awareness system for the navy's Amphibious Task Group. OSI is installing the system on two mother ships and 12 landing craft for use in covert and overt operations, an OSI statement said. Australia's navy, one of 16 naval customers worldwide, has been using OSI navigational and tactical encounter software since 2004, the company said.