Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (November 10, 2017) MetOcean Telematics makes further gains into the global defence and security market, with a contract to supply OTO Melara a division of Leonardo, with its Mobile Acoustic Scoring & Simulation System (MASS). The state-of-the-art portable navy gunfire scoring & simulation system will be utilised by the Leonardo Defence Systems Division in the evaluation of the next generation of extended range navy gun systems.
MASS is a free-floating buoy range that was developed to enable warships to undertake self-conducted Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) or Naval Gunfire Scoring Simulation (NGSS) test and training exercises. The system eliminates the need for a fixed land range and provides better training proficiency. The MASS may be deployed and retrieved rapidly at any time in the open ocean and in high seas. The system has the flexibility to use either High Explosive (HE) and/or Blind Loaded & Plugged (BL&P) shells. As well, the system is calibrated for use with the majority of navy calibre guns. The MASS range may be positioned anywhere and utilized for long-range as well over the horizon firing of projectiles.
“Leonardo is a highly respected global leader in the Defence & Security industry, they have a legacy of more than 100 years providing state-of-the-art solutions to navies around the world. We are excited to be extended this opportunity and look forward to further commercial collaboration between our two organisations,” said Tony Chedrawy, President & CEO, MetOcean Telematics.
Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in the Aerospace, Defence, and Security industry. Leonardo is at the forefront of naval combat systems, with solutions designed for any type of vessel, from small patrol boats to large aircraft carriers.
MetOcean Telematics corporate headquarters, including the research and development and production facilities, are located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The company develops and manufactures state-of-the-art data acquisition and end-to-end telematics solutions, with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defense and Security products. As a prominent global Iridium Satellite Value-Added Reseller focussed on hardware solutions, data services, and support, MetOcean Telematics is a leader in the satellite communications industry.
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