Vancouver-based OSI Maritime Systems has completed sea acceptance trials of its Integrated Bridge System for the Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC frigate program.

The accomplishment is a rare feat. Usually, integrated bridge systems of this magnitude are installed during the build of a new vessels and not during a the mid-life upgrade of a warship.

OSI says its Integrated Navigation & Tactical System is a fully scalable, IMO and NATO STANAG 4564 WECDIS compliant integrated bridge system “that offers a flexible design able to meet the requirements of demanding military environments. Centred around OSI’s ECPINS, INTS integrates selected radars and navigation sensors, providing a comprehensive and cost effective IBS.”

The company said the upgrade has helped the RNZN “resolve the obsolescence of the navigation radar and reduce manpower requirements on the bridge through the interfacing into the replacement IPMS.”

OSI has been supporting the RNZN warship integrated navigation and tactical system requirements since 2003.