OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by PGZ Stocznia Wojenna (PGZ SW) Shipyard to provide Integrated Navigation and Tactical Systems (INTS) to the Polish Navy’s Kormoran program, vessels four to six. This is the third contract awarded to OSI by PGZ SW following an earlier signing in 2020 for the delivery of INTS to boats two and three, and a WECDIS agreement for the ORP Arctowski (Hydrographic vessel). Under the terms of the contract, OSI will continue on from the previous agreement and design, build, deliver, and install another three INTSs for the Polish Navy Kormoran Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel new build program. The Kormoran is part of the Polish naval modernisation program and will operate in the waters of the Polish exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and participate in NATO’s countermeasure group in the Baltic and the North Sea.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue to support the Polish Navy and equally proud of the working relationship with PGZ SW. Kormoran has been a very rewarding project. It has once again proven OSI’s success in a new market and further developed our footprint in Europe,” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO.
“Over 25 NATO and Allied fleets operate using OSI integrated navigation and tactical solutions, which translates to navigation commonality and standard to a level that is on par with many of the world’s leading navies,’ commented Jim Davison, Vice President of Business Developmen.
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 25 naval customers from around the world with more than 700 warships and submarines operating with its world leading integrated navigation and tactical solutions.
INTS is a fully scalable, IMO and NATO STANAG 4564 WECDIS compliant Integrated Bridge System. INTS has Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Type Approval certification from DNV GL as an Integrated Navigation System. Among key industry standards that are met by INTS are MSC.252 (83) and IEC 61924-2 for INS and MSC.302(87) for Bridge Alert Management. PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Sp. also operates as OSI’s Polish Service Centre and Representative. Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard is part of PGZ (Polish Armament Group). PGZ acquired Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej in 2017. Stocznia Wojenna has had a relationship with the Polish Navy since 1922 and has developed very high standards for operational and production efficiencies, in the areas of design, rebuilding, construction, modernization, maintenance of Navy vessels, commercial ships, and floating structures. PGZ SW is also specialised in explicit and crypto communication as well as navigation systems for navy forces.