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OSI’s COP-IDS to be used in Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration

Offshore Systems International Ltd (OSI) of Canada announced that the Canadian Department of National Defence has invited the company to demonstrate the company’s newest product, COP-IDS, as part of the Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (“JWID”) event hosted by the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

JWID is an annual event that enables U.S. combatant commands and the international community to investigate command and control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”) solutions in a simulated war-fighting environment. Coalition participants include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other NATO members. Coalition partners like Canada conduct their own interoperability trials and assessments at operating sites around the world, and exchange information with other commands across multiple domains.

This year’s event will take place during June and the theme is “Forging New Coalitions”, featuring interoperability and collaboration on network-centric warfare. COP-IDS will provide the server platform which extracts simulation data regarding location and movement of Canadian forces, allies, threats and non-combatants, combines it with current land and marine mapping data, and distributes a network-based Common Operational Picture (“COP”) to end users and other demonstrating application providers.

The 2004 event will welcome new JWID partners including the U.S. National Guard Bureau, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.