Canadian anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts JSK Naval Support and OSI Maritime Systems have announced a collaboration to provide enhanced flexibility and underwater capability for maritime applications.
The two companies will combine their respective expertise in open mission systems and navigational software to develop enhanced ASW capability onto smaller platforms into Canada and for export.
Bringing together JSK’s open mission system with OSI’s ECPINS navigational software allows an enhanced 3D tactical underwater picture to be formed - enabling operators to make more informed decisions through increased situational awareness.
Fulfilling the mandatory requirement for Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS), ECPINS is International Maritime Organization (IMO) compliant and independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564, making it a leading WECDIS operating in over 20 NATO and Allied navies. By pairing ECPINS with JSK’s miniaturised acoustic array, which is used in its Krait Defence System, an open ASW capability is available to much smaller platforms. The Canadian manufactured ASW capability provides an extra layer of detailed underwater domain data for the navigational system.
Brian March, President of JSK Naval Support added, “The combined use of ECPINS and the KraitArray means that navies with smaller vessels can access a cost-effective anti-submarine warfare and navigational solution that would not have been previously available. Exporting this essential capability is a key focus for JSK and we’re looking forward to sharing Canada’s innovative maritime technology with navies across the world.”
Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of OSI, said, “We’re pleased to announce our collaboration with JSK Naval Support and that we’ll be showcasing both of our company’s expertise at CANSEC. Our forward-thinking technologies complement each other and will strengthen our joint export proposition.”