OSI to upgrade navigation systems for legacy German ships
Through a contract signed by ARCHE and German defence procurement agency BAAINBw, OSI Maritime Systems will supply navigation solutions to upgrade legacy ships and shore establishments.
The RadEA 2 programme covers over 40 platforms, including tankers, Brandenburg-class F123 frigates, and other vessels. Upgrades will begin in Q1 2023 and are due for completion in 2028.
ARCHE will use OSI’s Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS) 7 to power the navigation system and, as prime contractor, the company will be responsible for integration, testing and delivery.
The German Navy began modernising navigation systems under RadEA in 2006.
On 2 December, Poland’s PGZ Stocznia Wojenna (PGZ SW) shipyard awarded OSI a contract to provide its INTS for vessels four to six of the Polish Navy Kormoran programme.
More from Naval Warfare
Recent events in the maritime domain have made the importance of sea denial clear.
Malaysia's LCS programme has become a long-running sorry saga, with one ship already dumped.
Since the initial production lot, over 90 MK 18 Mod 2 UUVs have been provided to the USN.
The modular system from the Danish company has drawn the attention of maritime companies from around the globe.
US shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered a new patrol vessel to Costa Rica and achieved a major milestone on a project for Guyana.
Norway’s Umoe Mandal will build masts and other structures for five more Type 26 frigates.