OSI and PGZ SW partner to provide tactical systems to Polish Navy

9 January 2020 (Last Updated January 9th, 2020 11:57)

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) and PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard (PGZ SW) have signed a strategic partnership to provide Integrated Navigation and Tactical Systems (INTS) to the Polish Navy.

OSI and PGZ SW partner to provide tactical systems to Polish Navy
OSI and Polish engineers will design, build, deliver and install two INTS for the Polish Navy Kormoran Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel new build programme. Credit: Asael Peña on Unsplash.

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) and PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard (PGZ SW) have signed a strategic partnership to provide Integrated Navigation and Tactical Systems (INTS) to the Polish Navy.

Under the contract, OSI will collaborate with Polish engineers and fitters to design, build, deliver and install two INTS for the Polish Navy Kormoran Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel new build programme.

As part of this, OSI and PGZ SW will provide two INTS for vessels two and three of the class, Albatros and Mewa.

Kormoran, which is part of the Polish naval modernisation programme, will operate in the waters of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). It will also take part in Nato’s countermeasure group in the Baltic and the North Sea.

OSI Maritime Systems president and CEO Ken Kirkpatrick said: “We are very pleased to be working with PGZ Stocznia Wojenna (PGZ SW) and the Polish Navy, our newest naval customer, on the Kormoran project.

“PGZ SW is a highly regarded naval shipyard and well-positioned to support the expansion of OSI’s presence within the region.”

The 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.

It meets key industry standards, including MSC.252 (83) and IEC 61924-2 for INS, as well as MSC.302(87) for Bridge Alert Management.

Kirkpatrick further added: “As a result of choosing OSI to be their integrated bridge system provider, the Polish Navy has advanced its navigation commonality and standard to a level that is on par with many other Nato and allied navies.

“The use of OSI’s INTS will also significantly increase the Polish Navy’s interoperability in Nato MCM operations since many similar platforms use OSI solutions.”