MetOcean Telematics to supply the Royal New Zealand Navy with Next Generation Naval Gunfire Support System
Dartmouth, NS Canada (December 4, 2018) MetOcean Telematics’ New Zealand based partner, Air Affairs Ltd. (NZ) has been awarded the contract to supply the Royal New Zealand Navy with the next generation Mobile Acoustic Scoring System (MASS). Providing the Navy with the capability to independently access and practice naval gunfire support anywhere ocean wide.
MASS is a free-floating, acoustic buoy system that MetOcean Telematics developed to enable warships to undertake self-conducted naval gunfire support (NGS) training exercises ocean-wide. The free-floating buoy system consists of a set of operation buoys, which report acoustic event data, buoy position, and precise time. The acoustic event data is sent to a base station receiver, which is typically located on the ship from which the shells were fired. The entire system is very portable, can be easily handled by two personnel, and replaces traditional land-based live fire bombardment ranges.
“We are excited to be working with our partners Air Affairs Ltd., to supply the Royal New Zealand Navy with the next generation MASS system. Providing them with an advanced and flexible state-of-the-art naval gunfire support system,” said Tony Chedrawy, President & CEO, MetOcean Telematics.
Air Affairs Ltd. (NZ), established in 1995, is a leader in the provision of specialized airborne and engineering services. It serves government departments and multinational companies in Australia and around the world.
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, MetOcean Telematics is a leader in the satellite communications industry, focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support.
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