OSI to provide navigation system for Indonesian Navy’s multi-role light frigate

Canadian navigation solution provider OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been contracted to provide the integrated navigation system for mid-life modernization (MLM) of Bung Tomo-class multi-role light frigate (MRLF).

The company signed a contract with PT Len Industri (Persero) who is acting as the main contractor working closely with defense contractor Thales as part of the TACTICOS combat management system (CMS) upgrade. The contract is for the modernization (MLM) of Indonesian Navy’s Bung Tomo-class KRI Usman Harun (359).

KRI Usman Harun is the second ship of the Nakhoda Ragam-class and was originally built for the Royal Brunei Navy. However, later on, it was bought by the Indonesian Navy and renamed KRI Usman Harun. It is the third ship of the Bung Tomo-class.

The navigation system will feature the integration of new and existing sensors with provisions to connect to the CMS.

Specifically, the sensor integration and capabilities include radar, DGPS, weather systems, warship AIS, and OSI’s warship ECDIS, ECPINS. ECPINS was the first WECDIS to be third-party type-approved against NATO STANAG 4564 and it is the only WECDIS that has been tested by classification society DNV GL.

“Traditionally, combat management and navigation were separate, siloed activities; warships are now being designed in a way that now meshes relevant systems to enhance integration and shared services. As demonstrated in this contract, OSI is becoming very well versed in “nav-combat” integration,” Jim Davison, VP of Business Development, commented.

“This project is representative of our long-standing relationship between the Indonesian Navy and OSI,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. “Moreover, it showcases OSI’s breadth and depth in navigation and tactical system integration, while much of our business today is in new build projects, much of that knowledge resulted from our experience over the years working on some very complex retrofit projects.”

Recently, the Canadian company was selected by Damen Naval to provide a navigation suite to the German Navy’s F126 program.

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