Dartmouth, NS, Canada (April 18, 2019) MetOcean Telematics awarded contract through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) to deliver next-generation gunfire scoring and simulation system, equipped with over-the-horizon Iridium satellite telemetry to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
The Mobile Acoustic Scoring System (MASS) is a free-floating, acoustic buoy system that MetOcean Telematics developed to enable warships to undertake self-conducted Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) or Naval Gunfire Scoring & Simulation (NGSS) training exercises. The free-floating system consists of a set of operation buoys, which report acoustic event data, point of impact, and precise time. The acoustic event data is sent to a base station receiver using over-the-horizon Iridium satellite telemetry instead of UHF line-of-sight radio, this allows MASS to measure indirect fire. Real-time results can be viewed and analyzed both on-ship and at land-based command posts. The entire system is portable, can be easily handled by two personnel, and replaces traditional land-based live fire bombardment ranges. The existing MASS system extends gunfire exercises to 20+ km; whereas the Iridium enabled MASS system can be used simultaneously, allowing both line of sight radio and virtually worldwide communications via Iridium Satellite.
“We are pleased to supply the Royal Canadian Navy with the next generation MASS system. It will be the world’s first NSFS / NGSS range that utilizes the Iridium NEXT constellation. Hence, offering considerably advanced and flexible state-of-the-art capability,” said Tony Chedrawy, CEO, MetOcean Telematics.
MetOcean Telematics corporate headquarters, including the research and development and production facilities, is 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 Defence and Security products. As a prominent global Iridium Satellite, Value-Added Reseller focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support, MetOcean Telematics is a leader in the satellite communications industry.
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