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ORBCOMM, Maerospace Extend Canada’s AIS Contract

By Annamarie Nyirady | March 29, 2019
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TimeCaster solution. Photo: Maerospace.

The Government of Canada exercised the option for another year on their contract through ORBCOMM’s Canadian partner Maerospace, a global supplier of Automatic Identification System (AIS) data and maritime domain awareness solutions. ORBCOMM is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

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 to the Government of Canada for monitoring Canadian and global marine traffic. The Government of Canada contract award, which extends through 2020, was the result of a competitive procurement process among providers and integrators of space-based AIS data service.

“With the extension of our multi-year contract with the Government of Canada, we can continue supporting their efforts to improve maritime domain awareness and surveillance, customs and border protection, fisheries and environment monitoring as well as search and rescue efforts,” said Aerospace Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “By providing a global view of real-time and historical marine traffic, ORBCOMM and Maerospace can help Canada continue to fulfill its national security mission.”