Royal Netherlands Navy Acquires Fleet Wide License for OSI’s ECPINS WECDIS

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce it has been contracted to deliver a Fleet Wide License for the next generation of ECPINS to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) Fleet, Shore establishments and the Belgian Navy (BN) frigates. The Fleet Wide License allows both the current and new ECPINS versions to be rolled out over an unlimited number of RNLN surface ships, submarines and shore establishments. Denial of satellite-based navigation through jamming or spoofing the GPS signal is an increasing threat to navigation. To counter this threat, ECPINS features unique submarine-proven GNSS-denied and 3D visualization capabilities, ensuring continued safe and accurate tactical navigation.

“Globally, ECPINS is operational in 25 Allied and NATO navies. Our GNSS-denied technology operates on eighteen classes of submarines and offers a formidable tactical punch to the capabilities of surface and subsurface vessels,” stated Jim Davison, Vice President, Business Development.

“We are honoured that RNLN and BN will be amongst the first users of ECPINS 7,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. “ECPINS is at the heart of all OSI solutions, and as the most advanced WECDIS available, the RNLN and BN will have the most advanced navigation system available.”

From left to right: Frank Koudijs OSI BD Director Europe shakes hand with Mrs Avelin Vonk and
Captain Paul Flos of DMO-AMS and Commodore Jeroen Hodes Director DMI, on occasion of the signing of the ECPINS WECDIS Fleet Wide License contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy. (Photo by OSI Maritime Systems)

ECPINS was the first WECDIS independently certified against WECDIS STANAG 4564 and continues to be fully compliant with the standards. Further, being sensor agnostic, ECPINS offers flexible system integration and architecture in retrofits and new builds while delivering optimal tactical performance. The signing of this contract further strengthens the strong relationship of OSI with the RNLN, BN, NL Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), RNLN Naval Academy, and the RNLN Maintenance and Sustainment Agency (DMI).

OSI Maritime Systems, has been providing advanced integrated navigation and tactical solutions to military customers for over 20 years. As a pioneer of Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (WECDIS), the company has grown to be a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations. The company develops and delivers integrated bridge systems for warships, integrated dived navigation systems for submarines, and C2 systems for small craft. OSI currently has 25naval customers from around the world with more than 700 warships and submarines operating with its world leading integrated navigation and tactical solutions.