Canadian Government Awards Maerospace Multi-Year AIS Contract
Orbcomm announced that its Canadian partner Maerospace has won a multi-year contract with the government of Canada. Through its Canadian subsidiary SkyWave, Orbcomm will provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts in conjunction with Maerospace’s TimeCaster technology to the Government of Canada for monitoring Canadian and global maritime traffic.
The contract award was the result of a competitive procurement process among providers and integrators of space-based AIS data service and is funded for one year with one-year options, which could potentially extend the contract for a total of three years. The initial task order for this new contract received by Maerospace is more than three and a half times the value of the previous contract.