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SeaScout Expeditionary Seabed Mapping and Intelligence System deployed during ANTX2018 (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Kraken, ThayerMahan Demonstrate SeaScout for US Navy

a compelling price and performance advantage to competitive systems.”“ANTX 2018 was a great example of how our strategic alliance with ThayerMahan enables us to increase exposure and awareness within the U.S. Navy and expand our products into potential new revenue opportunities,” said Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO. “Employment of manned/unmanned teams and technologies will transform modern naval warfare, by leveraging sensor and robotics technologies to provide significant force multiplier advantages for the warfighter.”During the ANTX 2018 exercise, ThayerMahan

Kraken Awarded $1 Million Defense Contract

or shore-based analysis systems. The group can process and display data from fixed and mobile underwater as well as airborne systems to take advantage of machine automation, active and passive array technology improvements, hardware and software upgrades of submarine, surface and airborne ASW systems.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, “There is a significant and growing demand for strengthening ASW capabilities operated on surface warships, aircraft, submarines and unmanned systems. Such technologies are used to track, locate and neutralize hostile submarine threats. Naval forces

Kraken Enters R&D Partnership with NOAA

, batteries and robotic systems at sea, and transferring of data in real time from NOAA vessels to land based monitoring and command stations which will further benefit ocean exploration and the development of technologies.“We are excited to enter into our first CRADA with NOAA,” said Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO. “The Office of Ocean Exploration and Research is a fast moving and forward-thinking division of NOAA, always eager to identify and adopt the latest marine technology available to increase the efficiency and capability of their missions. We are highly impressed

Kraken Bags AquaPix Sonar Contract

. has been awarded a contract valued at over C$450,000 by a leading military customer for its AquaPix Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar system.Kraken said the customer's name could not be disclosed due to the confidential nature of the application. Delivery is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018.Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO, said, “This is the third AquaPix contract from this customer. The reason this customer has once again selected AquaPix is because it is the industry leading sonar system, which provides military grade technology enabling superior 3D seabed imaging, faster data processing

Kraken's KATFISH - High Speed Actively Controlled Synthetic Aperture Sonar (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

US Navy Tests Kraken’s KATFISH SAS

may be deployed from either manned or unmanned surface vessels (USV). In the case of this project, the vessel used will be manned; however, the towed system will also be operated from a remote station to simulate unmanned operation, Kraken said.“This is our second CRADA with the U.S. Navy, said Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO. “Our first CRADA with NUWC was signed in April 2013 (shortly after Kraken commenced its operations) to evaluate the performance of our AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar. Over the past five years, we have worked well with various U.S. Navy groups, and these

Kraken Scoops $9 Mln Deep-Sea Battery Contract

from Q4 2018 to Q4 2019.Kraken will arrange for these batteries to be built by Kraken Power GmbH, an entity in which Kraken currently holds a 19.9 percent interest. The first purchase order has been issued for $2.5 million and the subsequent purchase order of $6.5 million is expected in early Q1 2019.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to receive this large battery order from Ocean Infinity to provide pressure tolerant battery technology to their AUVs. Kraken added this battery technology to our product portfolio through an investment in Kraken Power GmbH in

Ocean Infinity Invest $2.3 Mln in Kraken

an ultra-wideband acoustic remote sensing system for seafloor imaging and mapping.The investment comes as the companies are negotiating the terms of a non-binding memorandum of understanding to expand their strategic alliance for cooperation in maritime robotics technology, products and services.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, “Today’s announcement of an investment by industry innovator Ocean Infinity is yet another solid step in our journey to build our maritime robotics platform. We are excited to partner with Ocean Infinity, a current customer, as we focus our combined

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Kraken Achieves Military Standard Certification

KATFISH Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar Platform.KATFISH-M incorporates a Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) in a compact, lightweight and hydro-dynamically stable towed body. It uses advanced signal processing and algorithms to provide real-time, detection and classification against underwater mine threats.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, “This military standard certification enables Kraken to address over $100 million of near term international navy contract opportunities that specify a higher level of product ruggedization than the commercial market. Kraken will showcase its KATFISH-M

ThunderFish prototype undergoing sea trials in Halifax Harbour, November 2017. (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Kraken AUV Prequalified for Canada’s BCIP

Kraken Robotics Inc. subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., that its Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) application has been approved. The company has been prequalified into the program for its ThunderFish 300 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for military and scientific applications. Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, "We are proud to have achieved prequalification status with the BCIP. This is yet another significant milestone in Kraken’s evolution to becoming a vertically integrated underwater robotics company.” The ThunderFish AUV is a marine robot

The U.S. Navy's REMUS 600 AUV is fitted with Kraken’s AquaPix MINSAS Synthetic Aperture Sonar. (Photo: Kraken)

Real-time Sonar Fit onto US Navy Minehunting AUV

requiring extended endurance, increased payload capacity and greater operating depth, such as minehunting.   The AquaPix MINSAS SAS, developed by Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., provides the capability for “real-time, ultra high-resolution imaging and 3D mapping of the seafloor,” said Karl Kenny, president and CEO of the developer’s Canadian parent company Kraken Robotics Inc.   “We expect this technology will revolutionize the way in which big data from Synthetic Aperture Sonar imagery and bathymetry is processed,” Kenny said.   The best method to detect

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Kraken Sets out to Advance Offshore Digitalization

within Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil and gas sector.   “The rapid progression of technology such as sensors, robotics, big data and predictive analytics offer oil and gas operators the ability to digitize and automate high-cost, dangerous and error-prone tasks,” said Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO. “While digitalization offers many potential benefits in the upstream value chain, some of the biggest opportunities are in integrated operations, such as reducing unplanned downtime by enhancing asset integrity management.”   Funding for the nearly

SeaVision generates high resolution 3D imagery for predictive analytics. (image: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Partners to Advance Subsea Robotic Inspection

the oil and gas industry's specific needs," said Brad Tomer, Vice President of Operations at Avitas Systems, who attended GE's Minds + Machines event in San Francisco. "We look forward to developing complex solutions that offshore assets in challenging ocean conditions require."   Karl Kenny, Kraken's President and CEO, added, "Integrating our technologies with Avitas Systems will significantly enhance subsea asset management and provide improved safety, reduced costs and actionable intelligence for operators. We look forward to announcing our first contract during 4Q 2017."

Vice Admiral Michael J. Connor (Photo: United States Navy)

Connor Joins Kraken Board

College and an M.A. in National Security Studies from the United States Naval War College. Vice Admiral Connor is currently the CEO of ThayerMahan Inc., a company he founded to accelerate the United States' ability to effectively and efficiently monitor ocean activity using autonomous systems.   Karl Kenny, Kraken President & CEO said, "We are delighted to welcome Admiral Connor onboard the Kraken team. Mike is recognized globally as one of the foremost authorities in undersea operations. He has a deep understanding of undersea robotics and autonomous systems and the value they provide to

Kraken Bags $1.6 Mln Contract

Kraken Robotics Inc. said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. has been awarded a contract worth more than $2 million (US$1.6 million) for the delivery of advanced sensors, underwater robotics and software. Delivery of the entire contract is expected in 4Q 2017.   Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO said, “We’re delighted with this contract award from a highly valued customer. Over the past 18 months, Kraken has made a series of prudent investments in people and technology to advance the performance and affordability of our sensors and underwater robotics

Kraken Sonar Changes Its Name to Kraken Robotics

. Kraken’s Canadian operating subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been renamed Kraken Robotics Systems Inc.   While the public company name and Canadian operating subsidiary names will have changed, there has been no change to the company's ownership or corporate address.   Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO said, "Our new name reflects the Company's broader commitment and expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of unmanned maritime systems. We expect that the UMS market will soon evolve from research, develop and testing programs into significantly

Ocean Infinity Selects Kraken's AquaPix

will supply and integrate its AquaPix (Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Real-Time SAS Signal Processor) solution onboard eight of Ocean Infinity's HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). Delivery of the systems is planned to commence during the fourth quarter of 2017.   Karl Kenny, Kraken's President and CEO, said, “Ocean Infinity has the world's most advanced unmanned maritime technology for seabed mapping, survey and search. Adding AquaPix sonar to their fleet will enable them to simultaneously produce crisp imagery and detailed 3D digital terrain maps of seafloor

SeaCat SAS during initial testing on ARCIMS USV with Kraken MINSAS in June 2017 (Photo: Kraken)

AquaPix MINSAS integrated onboard ATLAS SeaCat AUV

Business Line AUV, stated during the contract signature that he was very pleased that such a well performing SAS sensor has been identified for SeaCat AUV. The AquaPix MINSAS is committed to the same product philosophy in terms of quality, performance and price value proposition as the SeaCat AUV. Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO said, "Atlas has a long history when it comes to providing naval systems and maritime technologies to international customers. The company's outstanding products include mine-countermeasure systems, sonar systems, command and control systems, and unmanned underwater

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