Tag Archives: International Maritime Organization

Inmarsat Gets IMO Clearance for Maritime Safety Service Offering

Inmarsat has secured approval from the International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee to support the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System through its Fleet Safety service offering. The company said Tuesday it will deliver its maritime safety service through Inmarsat-4 and Inmarsat-6 satellite constellations. The approval would allow ship operators adopting …

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Iridium Gets OK to Provide Services for Global Maritime Distress Safety System; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has received approval from the International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System mobile satellite services. Iridium said Monday it plans to start providing GMDSS services by early 2020 through its satellite network and will collaborate with the International Mobile Satellite Organization to facilitate the …

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Inmarsat Unveils Broadcast and Reception Service for Maritime Safety Information Providers

Inmarsat has introduced a new international broadcast and automatic reception service for maritime safety information providers designed to help update the global maritime distress and safety system. The SafetyNET II service for maritime safety information will help MSIP units migrate current communications capacities to web-based messaging, Inmarsat said Tuesday. SafetyNET II …

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Iridium Seeks to Provide Maritime Safety Comms Through IMO Recognition Process

The International Maritime Organization has issued a report that details requirements for Iridium Communications to address in order for the company to be recognized as a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System mobile satellite services provider. IMO’s navigation, communication and search-and-rescue subcommittee released the report after it evaluated Iridium as a …

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Northrop’s Sperry Marine, Terma to Pursue Naval Surveillance Radar Sector; Jan Hansen, Lars Weiss Laursen Comment

A Northrop Grumman business unit has teamed up with Denmark-based Terma in an effort to develop and bring new navigation tools and surveillance radars to the naval market. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s partnership with Terma intends to integrate “near, low level air and surface surveillance capability to our navigation suite, …

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Raytheon Launches New US Subsidiary to Support Navigation Division; Frank Christophersen Comments

Raytheon has unveiled a new business segment in San Diego to further support the company’s navigation systems division in the U.S. Raytheon Anschuetz USA LLC will offer technical advice and lifecycle support services for shipping firms, shipyards and military agencies in the country with regard to Raytheon Anschutz nautical equipment, including radars, autopilots, …

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Leidos Completes Maritime Autonomy System Tests on DARPA Unmanned Vessel

Leidos has concluded a 42-day test of its maritime autonomy system under the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The company said Tuesday it equipped a surrogate vessel with the autonomy software and associated sensors to perform maneuvers and ACTUV mission functions to evaluate its compliance with the International Maritime …

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Matt Desch: Int’l Maritime Agency Subcommittee Backs Iridium’s Proposed Mobile Satcom Offering

An International Maritime Organization subcommittee has endorsed the approval of Iridium‘s application to offer satellite communication services through the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. The application is still subject to review by an independent expert panel before final approval by IMO’s maritime safety committee, Iridium said Monday. “The overwhelming …

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