Exhibitor Press Releases

03 Aug 2021

CGI OpenSea360 selected by Marine Specialised Technology Group for the UK Ministry of Defence Police and Gibraltar Defence Police high-speed patrol craft

CGI Stand: S1

London, United Kingdom, 03 August 2021 

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been awarded a contract by Marine Specialised Technology Group (MST Group) to supply the mission systems for their state-of-the-art 15m high-speed patrol craft for the UK Ministry of Defence Police and Gibraltar Defence Police. The craft will replace the current police patrol launches and will have a key role in protecting HM Naval Bases in the UK and Gibraltar and undertaking high profile patrols of UK borders.

CGI OpenSea360 is a maritime mission system for sub 24m high-speed craft that offers a scalable, open-architecture solution to integrate platform systems, sensors, navigation and communications. Using multi-function displays, CGI OpenSea360’s user interface enables crews to have full use of systems at high speeds in significant sea states, supporting the operational requirement of the craft.

Benjamin Kerfoot, Group Managing Director at MST Group said: “This is another exciting and high-profile project for the MST Group and will be a further step forward in expansion of our continuously growing craft range and our position as a leading manufacturer in the maritime industry.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with CGI in the provision of the mission system.”

Neil Timms, Senior Vice-President, UK Space, Defence and Intelligence at CGI in the UK and Australia said: “As the maritime environment becomes increasingly challenging and the need to protect our borders and facilities grows, it is vital for our Forces to have easy access to the right information enabling them to monitor and respond to situations effectively. CGI OpenSea360 will deliver mission critical information for this important programme alongside our partner MST. The design and technologies selected by MST are setting the standard for fast patrol boat requirements and we look forward to working with them on this and future projects.”

CGI OpenSea360 delivers next generation integrated and secure operational technology, enabling electronic navigation and providing enhanced situational awareness. The standards-based open architecture delivers an information centric mission capability that supports the use of the latest systems and technology and enable significant improvements in the end-to-end Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4i) chain to advance the customer’s operational advantage.

CGI OpenSea360 is used in existing Ministry of Defence fast boat programmes and civilian craft including the UK Royal Navy Patrol Launch for the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron where MST also selected CGI OpenSea360.