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Seagull fitted with KATFISH for remotely operated mine countermeasures and underwater surveillance
Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.

Kraken Completes Sea Tests of KATFISH with Elbit Systems

Kraken Robotics' wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems, has completed a series of successful sea tests of its KATFISH towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar system with Elbit Systems Ltd., a major international defense contractor based in Israel.Elbit Systems has developed a state-of-the-art Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) named “Seagull”. Seagull is a multi-mission USV platform boasting high autonomy levels and modular features, allowing it to be rapidly reconfigured for a wide array of missions – including anti-submarine warfare and mine countermeasures.“Elbit Systems&rsqu

Kraken Awarded $1 Million Defense Contract

Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kraken Robotics Inc., has recently received a sonar signal processing software contract valued at approximately $1 million dollars from an international defense contractor. The 12-month contract is with a new customer and will be supported by Kraken’s recently established Acoustic Signal Processing Group.Kraken aid it is targeting additional international opportunities in this segment and sees major opportunities within the upcoming Canadian Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade, the Canadian Surface Combatant program and other international

Saab Seaeye’s Sea Wasp MCM ROV (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Subsea Defense: Extending Unmanned Capabilities

bearing and pitch to ±2deg accuracy, temperature and depth.As well as ASW, it could be used for harbor surveillance, for marine mammal monitoring, environmental monitoring and vessel noise characterization and even condition monitoring. A final proving trial, fully funded by an unmanned defense contractor, were completed earlier this year.Widening the Battle SpaceSuch technologies could help submarines expand their area of influence, says Anstey. But, for many, it’s not so much about the platform any more, it’s about how information from platforms can be integrated and used. Some

Kraken Wins Repeat AquaPix Contract

Kraken Sonar Inc. said its wholly-owned subsidiary Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been awarded a repeat contract valued at over C$400,000 (US$296,000) by a leading European defense contractor. Kraken will supply and integrate its AquaPix Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Real-Time SAS Signal Processor on the customer’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Delivery is expected in Q3, 2017.   AquaPix is designed for operation on AUVs, manned and unmanned surface vessels and towed platforms. The modular system uses the latest electronics, transducer arrays and signal

Sean Halpin (Photo: Liquid Robotics, a Boeing Company)

Voices: Sean Halpin

;G 272 sidescan sonar. The weather was awful, the boat stunk, and I ran the towfish into the seabed, but I absolutely loved it! I knew then that I wanted to work on, in, or near the ocean for the rest of my life. I went to sea for about eight years as a hydrographer and a marine geoscientist for a defense contractor and oil and gas companies. During this time, I was exposed to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) as a tool for deep-water mapping. Just prior to joining the Liquid Robotics, I was the Global AUV Manager for DOF Subsea and was responsible for spear heading high tech subsea developments for

Kraken Receives Major European Defense Order

Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kraken Sonar Inc., has invoiced a major European defense contractor for over C$400,000, the company announced today. Proceeds are expected to be received during Q2 2016.   Kraken said it could not name the customer for competitive reasons.   Kraken said it recently provided an AquaPix Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) for integration and sea trials on the customer’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), and believes its product demonstrated good price/performance characteristics, positioning the

AAE Announces Restructuring Push

and defense sales subsidiary company. Ensign Subsea Systems (ESS) exists to provide the systems and support to the maritime defense community that has become an integral part of the AAE business.  By separating this product line, ESS has the capability to operate in this market as a dedicated defense contractor, continuing to supply AAE systems and services for mine detection, relocation and countermeasures (MCM), as well as the general maritime defense sector where over 200 subsea tracking systems are currently in use.   The three trading companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of the AAE

Kraken Awarded $1.5 Mln Defense Deal

Kraken Sonar Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has received a $1.5 million contract from an undisclosed major international defense contractor for a KATFISH sonar system. Along with spare parts and support, the initial order could exceed $2 million.   The agreement includes multiple stages, starting with a first phase for the manufacture and supply of Kraken's KATFISH system. The customer will make an advance payment on the contract in 2015. Approximately 75 percent of the contract revenue is expected be realized in 2016. Subject to contract options

AIS RX PRO special receiver

True Heading Bags Lockheed Martin Contract

  True Heading, a leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) and telematics solutions, announced today they will fulfill a major order from the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin. Building on a longstanding partnership, True Heading has been selected by Lockheed to supply the AIS RX PRO special receiver. Lockheed will use the receiver as part of its contract with the United States Navy to develop the BLQ-10 system. An electronic warfare support system for U.S. submarines, the BLQ-10 system provides automated intercept capability including: detection

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