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OSI Receives the UK Marine Equipment Regulation Type Approval Certification
Adding to OSI’s List of Gold Standard System Certifications

  • Complements OSI’s certification to existing standards
  • Confirms OSI’s commitment to meeting existing & new standards
  • Certification recognizes ECDIS, Radar, AIS, Track Control and Integrated Navigation

January 21, 2023 – Burnaby, BC – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce that in
December 2022, it received the new UK Marine Equipment Regulation (MER) Type Approval
Certification for its navigation and tactical solutions.

In response to Brexit, the UK has introduced its own parallel-type approval scheme to those of the
European Union under regulation MSN 1874. As a result, existing EU MED certifications have
ceased to be recognized in the UK as of January 1, 2023.

“The certification demonstrates that our solutions meet the UK’s highest marine navigation system
standards,” stated Jordan Pratt, VP, Product Development. “Certification is key in our industry;
without it, ships sail with limited capabilities, which from a defence perspective risk the safety and
lives of the ship and crew.”

OSI is among the first to achieve UK approval for Integrated Navigation Systems. Included in the
certification was ECPINS®. ECPINS was the first WECDIS to be third-party type-approved against

The new UK certification recognizes ECDIS, Radar, AIS MKD, Track Control System and
Integrated Navigation System.

“We’re proud of the achievement,” stated Jim Davison, VP of Business Development. “While it is
still new, the MER will be seen as a very reliable standard, and certification approval further
confirms OSI’s industry pedigree and commitment to the UK market.”

For more information:
Simon Wills
Director, Government Relations
OSI Maritime Systems
+1 604-889-4237

About OSI

OSI Maritime Systems, has been providing advanced integrated navigation and tactical solutions to military customers for over 20 years. As a pioneer of Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (WECDIS), the company has grown to be a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations. The company develops and delivers integrated bridge systems for warships, integrated dived navigation systems for submarines, and C2 systems for small craft. OSI currently has 25naval customers from around the world with more than 700 warships and submarines operating with its world leading integrated navigation and tactical solutions