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March 27th, 2019

Canada Extends Their AIS Contract with ORBCOMM

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) has announced that the Government of Canada has exercised the option for another year on their contract for AIS services through ORBCOMM’s Canadian partner Maerospace, a global supplier of AIS data and maritime domain awareness 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.

ORBCOMM’s AIS service provides comprehensive and reliable global coverage, processing over 30 million messages from well over 200,000 unique vessels per day through a combination of satellite and terrestrial AIS data for marquee government and commercial customers worldwide.