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Kraken President and CEO Karl Kenny (Photo: Eric Haun)

US Navy to Evaluate Kraken's AquaPix MINSAS

small, man-portable AUVs while offering a significant increase in capability and performance for man-portable platforms.The U.S. Navy and its allies continue to invest in man-portable AUVs, which today utilize a range of sonar technologies and make up the largest deployment of all AUV classes worldwide.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO said, “We are very pleased to be awarded this FCT contract as this represents a truly significant opportunity for Kraken. The competition for FCT awards is fierce and only a few projects each year that meet the strict criteria are selected. An acceptable

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Kraken Tallies $2.1 Million KATFISH Order

and maritime security, environmental monitoring, and seabed survey applications. In August 2018, the companies participated in the US Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, an annual invitation-only event that was created by the U.S. Navy to see the future of naval technology in action today.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, “Seafloor mapping is one of the oldest professions known to humankind. For thousands of years, mariners have been measuring the seabed under their vessels. Today’s ocean surveying market is valued at over US$3 billion per year. Kraken’s

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Kraken Sets Up Unmanned Vehicles Facility

submarine and are equipped with a variety of mapping, communications and navigation sensors. These systems are used in multiple applications such as naval mine detection, seafloor mapping, underwater asset infrastructure inspection, environmental characterization and others.Kraken President & CEO, Karl Kenny (Photo: Eric Haun)“The global UMV market is experiencing significant growth and investment in both military and commercial markets,” said Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President & CEO. “While most of the today’s global UMV market is military, the adoption trend of UMVs

Kraken president and CEO Karl Kenny (Photo: Eric Haun)

Kraken Debuts New Synthetic Aperture Sonar

to the developer."Kraken’s latest development, the AquaPix MINSAS-240 sensor, has been designed to advance the state-of-the-art in seabed mapping for both high-speed towed systems and large diameter unmanned underwater vehicles (LDUUVs)," explained Kraken's President & CEO, Karl Kenny.The 6,000-meter-rated MINSAS-240 SAS is available now and ready for integration on a variety of unmanned underwater platforms. The system achieves an area coverage rate (ACR) of 5.3 km2/h with 3´3 cm image resolution and 6´6 cm bathymetry resolution across the entire swath, Kraken said

Kraken President & CEO Karl Kenny (Photo: Eric Haun)

Kraken Receives $2.3 Mln from Ocean Infinity

Inc. announced Tuesday it has received $2.3 million from Ocean Infinity from the exercise of 5,760,000 warrants that had been issued in connection with the company’s private placement of units to Ocean Infinity in June 2018. The warrants expire in June 2021 and had an exercise price of $0.40.Karl Kenny, Kraken's President & CEO said, "We are pleased with the exercise of these warrants by Ocean Infinity and the confidence they are showing in our strategic direction. We recently completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) at our German facility on the first battery units for Ocean Infinity

Seagull fitted with KATFISH for remotely operated mine countermeasures and underwater surveillance
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Kraken Completes Sea Tests of KATFISH with Elbit Systems

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’ Seagull USV is one of the most advanced ocean drones in the world,” said Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO. “With KATFISH integrated on Elbit’s Seagull USV, the system can provide remotely operated, unmanned, end-to-end mine hunting operations. With KATFISH, these ocean drones can detect very small objects hidden on the seabed and enter confined spaces where

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

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