OSI Maritime Techniques (OSI) introduced that it has been chosen by ARCHE Systeme GmbH (ARCHE) to supply an Built-in Navigation System (INS) improve to the Federal German Navy’s Okay-130 Batch I Corvettes Program, powered by ECPINS. The contract contains INS for the corvettes and land-based take a look at and coaching websites (Landanlage). ECPINS types the guts of OSI’s IMO type-approved Built-in Navigation System – MSC 252(83) and as for the F-126 programme, will likely be totally compliant to Version 3 of the the NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564. It’s the main WECDIS amongst NATO and Allied navies and represents over 35 years of steady growth. New navigation radars, WECDIS, navigation workstations and interfacing with current sensors are included among the many improve options.

“This superior system affords the Navigation Officer speedy entry to missioncritical capabilities for secure
navigation. ECPINS is ideally suited to the German Navy, which participates in operations with different NATO and Allied navies. The advantages of a multinational Fleet navigating utilizing the identical know-how considerably improves interoperability that allows a standard info change between navies and delivers efficiencies that improve secure navigation in troublesome tactical situations,” stated Jim Davison, VP of Enterprise Growth.


“It’s an honour to be as soon as once more engaged on a German Navy program and intently partnering with ARCHE. That is an improve program to current vessels. As soon as accomplished, the corvettes will share the identical commonality, scalability and ECPINS navigation efficiency that will likely be exhibited within the F-126 in addition to with that of different NATO and Allied clients,” acknowledged Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO.

The ECPINS household consists of variations for Floor Ships, Submarines and Excessive-Pace Small Craft, enabling fleet commonality, interoperability and decreased upkeep and coaching prices. As well as, ECPINS and OSI’s INS underlying know-how permits for integration into an array of different warship programs. As a part of this program, the INS will likely be built-in into the present bridge to supply the Place Navigation and Time (PNT) for all of the Okay-130 programs and networks. ECPINS supplies highly effective operational advantages comparable to OSI’s proprietary Canadian developed military-grade chart engine, superior computerized Pool of Errors, GNSS Denied, and Tactical Information Sharing between floor ships, submarines and small craft ECPINS.