OSI to Outfit Malaysian Navy Corvettes with Integrated Bridge Systems
OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed 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.
INTS builds on OSI’s ECPINS, integrating selected radars and navigation sensors to provide a comprehensive and cost effective system that is suitable for new builds or existing platform retrofits. INTS is a fully scalable, IMO compliant IBS – offering design flexibility to meet the requirements of the most demanding military environments from frigates to large offshore vessels.
GOWIND-class, the new DCNS corvettes, can tackle air, surface and submarine threats. The shock-resistant platform (built according to military standards), the small radar cross-section together with an excellent acoustic signature make it a high-performance surface combatant.
Press Release, June 26, 2013; Image: DCNS