OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been awarded a contract by PGZ Stocznia Wojenna (PGZ SW) Shipyard to provide Integrated Navigation and Tactical Systems (INTS) for the Polish Navy’s Kormoran program, for vessels four to six.
For OSI, this is the second contract with the Polish Navy and the third contract from PGZ SW following an earlier agreement in 2020 for the delivery of INTS to vessels two and three, as well as a WECDIS agreement for the ORP Arctowski (hydrographic vessel).
“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,” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. “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.”
Under the terms of the contract, OSI will continue on from the previous agreement and design, build, deliver, and install another three INTS for the Polish Navy Kormoran Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel new build program.
The Kormoran is part of the Polish naval modernization program and will operate in the waters of the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and will participate in NATO’s countermeasure group in the Baltic and the North Sea.
“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,” said Jim Davison, Vice President of Business Development.
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.