On September 25, OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced that Chantier Davie Canada Inc. selected its Integrated Navigation and Tactical System (INTS) for the conversion of the container vessel M.V. Asterix into an Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) ship to meet the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) supply ship requirements.

“OSI is known globally for its expertise in providing military integrated bridge systems for new build and retrofit projects,” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO.  “We are proud to be working with Davie and Project Resolve and to be part of this truly Canadian experience from East to West.  This event marks another major RCN project in which we are involved, and with OSI comes 100% Canadian content and expertise.”

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OSI President and CEO Ken Kirkpatrick (left) with Spencer Fraser, CEO of Project Resolve Inc.

Project Resolve Inc. is the Canadian At-Sea Support Services Provider, providing a fully operated Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship for the Royal Canadian Navy from 2017. Project Resolve Inc. is part of the Inocea Group of Companies which also owns Chantier Davie Canada Inc.

“We are delighted to have OSI in our Pan-Canadian team,” said Spencer Fraser, CEO of Project Resolve Inc. “OSI has fantastic technology with a proven pedigree. They have their navigation equipment on all RCN warships including the RCN’s subs and have exported their solutions to 20 navies globally. They are a true Canadian success story!”

OSI’s Integrated Navigation and Tactical System (INTS) 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 military IBS.

“This is the same technology that is being used on the AOPS program”, Mr. Kirkpatrick stated.  “Using pull-through technology drives commonality across the RCN, providing a cost effective integrated navigation and tactical solution to these Canadian projects.”