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OSI awarded UK ECPINS-W Sub upgrade contract

23rd December 2014 - 13:18 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) will upgrade the Royal Navy’s Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System – Warship (ECPINS-W) Sub to add additional capabilities under a contract announced on 16 December.

The contract will see OSI perform work to upgrade two modules from the OSI ECPINS software suite of capabilities across the entire Royal Navy fleet:  Ship Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL), and Officer of the Watch State Board (OOW SB). 

The company will also provide providing engineering modification services to meet the Royal Navy’s requirements.

SHOL is designed to assist in the launch and recovery of aircraft supporting ship operations.  The module displays the ship’s heading, relative wind speed and direction, and deck landing limitations while simultaneously displaying SHOL patterns.  For each aircraft type cleared to the class of vessel, there is preconfigured data that provides SHOL patterns for various weight, operation modes, and time periods. 

OOW SB is a screen layout that records and tracks navigational and operational information.  The information is presented in data windows such as navigation, operations, command, weather, boat, helicopter, and communications.  The system’s advance updating feature automatically updates displayed information, in contrast to the more common manual process.

OSI has been supporting the Royal Navy’s fleetwide warship integrated navigation and tactical system requirements since 2004. 

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