On 6 October 2013, OSI Maritime Systems president and CEO Ken Kirkpatrick, as a member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Canadian business delegation to Malaysia, participated in a ceremony recognising recent Canadian-Malaysian business agreements.
The Canadian prime minister and the Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak were present as Mr. Kirkpatrick and managing director of Boustead Naval Shipyard, Malaysia, Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor, acknowledged the agreement between OSI and BNS.
According to the terms of the agreement, OSI will deliver six integrated navigation and tactical systems (INTS) to Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) as part of the Ministry of Defence’s Littoral Combat Ship Program. Six Gowind-class corvettes are being built by BNS for the Royal Malaysian Navy.
"It is an honour to be part of an event that demonstrates Canada’s accomplishments in the international marketplace and the strong relationship it has with Malaysia," said Mr. Kirkpatrick.
"It reflects positively on OSI, as a leader in delivering naval integrated navigation and bridge systems as well as a Canadian company successfully operating in South-East Asia. The region is undertaking a significant modernisation of their naval capabilities, selecting best-of-breed technologies in the process. To date, OSI counts some of region’s most modern navies as customers including Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore."
OSI’s INTS is a fully scalable, IMO and NATO STANAG 4564 compliant integrated Bridge System (IBS). Centering around OSI’s ECPINS and integrating selected radars and navigation sensors, INTS provides a comprehensive and cost-effective IBS, suitable for new builds or existing platform retrofits.