OSI to support of Royal Malaysian Navy’s LCS programme

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) to deliver integrated navigation and tactical systems (INTS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy's Gowind-class corvettes.

Gowind class Littoral Combat Ship (image : DCNS)
Gowind class Littoral Combat Ship (image : DCNS)

BNS was selected by the Royal Malaysian Navy previously to build six Gowind-class corvettes under the littoral combat ship (LCS) programme.

OSI  integrated navigation and tactical systems (all photos : OSI)
OSI integrated navigation and tactical systems (all photos : OSI)

Under the most recent contract, OSI will supply six INTS, in addition to electronic chart precise integrated system (ECPINS) warship (W) and Warship-AIS (W-ASI), which has been designed specifically for naval operations.

The INTS is a fully scalable tactical navigation solution and has been designed to meet the requirements of the most demanding military environments from vessels to large offshore ships.
NATO STANAG 4564-type approved software designed for the military user, ECPINS-W Sub will allow warships to operate in the most difficult conditions, while W-AIS provides enhanced situational awareness for the crew.

DCNS-built ocean-capable Gowind-class corvettes can be used to conduct emerging missions such as anti-piracy, sea control and denial, combat, counter-terrorism, drug interdiction and anti-smuggling operations, oil and gas platform protection, search-and-rescue, fisheries protection, environmental protection and humanitarian support.

Capable of providing sea-keeping capability, the corvettes are armed with 12.7mm remotely controlled machine guns, 20mm machine gun, 76mm naval gun on the forward gun deck, anti-ship missiles, ship self-defence system and electronic warfare suite.

The vessel provides 360° panoramic surveillance and Special Forces operations capabilities such as a quick-launch and recovery stern-launch system for two rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) or unmanned surface vehicles (USVs).

Fitted with automatic decking to enable safe operation of a helicopter and USV, the ship is equipped with multi-function radar and can accommodate maximum of crew 75 and has endurance of two to three weeks on patrol missions between at-sea replenishment.

Naval Technology


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