Lockheed MartinÂ has chosenÂ OSI Maritime SystemsÂ to produce a navigation management system for use on theÂ U.S. Navy‘s futureÂ Freedom-variantÂ Littoral Combat Ships, for which Lockheed is the prime contractor.
OSIÂ said WednesdayÂ it will provide theÂ Integrated Bridge and Navigation SystemÂ that is designed to integrate with warships andÂ comply with the American Bureau of Shipping Class Rules for Navigational Integrated Bridge System.
Chris Haugen, director of business development director at OSI, said the company’s IBNS will work to help the service branch’s bridge team obtain an integrated view of ship navigation and operations.
Haugen added the system worksÂ to support tactical features designed forÂ the commanding officer to address demanding missions.
IBNS will consist of a warship electronic chart display and information system, a surface search radar display, track planning and automatic track following systems, speed control technology, integrated navigation information displays and a bridge alarm management tool.
Ken Kirkpatrick, OSI president and CEO, said the LCS program represents the company’s first foray into the U.S. naval market.