Kraken Sonar Inc News

Kraken Sonar Changes Its Name to Kraken Robotics

Kraken Sonar Inc. has changed its name from Kraken Sonar Inc. to Kraken Robotics Inc., reflecting its evolution from manufacturing sensors to supplying complete robotic systems, software and services in the unmanned maritime systems (UMS) market.   The company will begin trading under its new name effective Friday, September 22; its stock symbols will remain the same: TSX-V: PNG and OTCQB: KRKNF. 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

Image of Avro Arrow model captured by Kraken's AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar (Image: Kraken)

Sonar Images Show Historic Avro Arrow Discovery

; part of Canada's aviation and technological history as a reminder of what Canadians can achieve.”   The sonar images of the newly discovered Avro Arrow model were captured using AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar deployed onboard the ThunderFish autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from Kraken Sonar Inc. subsidiary Kraken Sonar Systems Inc.   David Shea, Kraken's VP of Engineering, said, "It has been a very exciting few weeks. After a short break to conduct vehicle maintenance and refresh our team, last week we headed back out onto the lake. The plan was to follow the trajectory

Ocean Infinity Selects Kraken's AquaPix

Kraken Sonar Inc., a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems, said its wholly-owned subsidiary Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been awarded a contract valued at approximately C$3,000,000 (US$2.5 million) by Ocean Infinity.   Kraken 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

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

AquaPix MINSAS integrated onboard ATLAS SeaCat AUV

Kraken Sonar Inc. wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., has been awarded a contract valued at over C$425,000 ($336,600) by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Canada to supply and integrate its AquaPix Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Real-Time SAS Signal Processor on the Atlas SeaCat autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Delivery is expected in September 2017. AquaPix is designed for operation on AUVs and towed platforms. The modular system uses the latest electronics, transducer arrays and signal processing software optimized for the demanding size, weight, power and cost constraint

From left to right: Dr. Jan Albiez, Dr. Sylvain Joyeux and Patrick Paranhos (Photos: Kraken)

New Hires Join Kraken Robotik

Kraken Sonar Inc. subsidiary Kraken Robotik GmbH has added several new members to its team: Dr. Jan Albiez, Director of Engineering; Dr. Sylvain Joyeux, Senior Software Scientist; and Patrick Paranhos, Director, Business Development.   Kraken Robotik GmbH Managing Director, Dr. Jakob Schwendner, said the three new hires are “recognized leaders in underwater robotics” who join the company “as Kraken continues to prepare for more growth in our market areas and product lines.”    Dr. Jan Albiez –Director of Engineering After being employed for six years

Avro technicians prepare an Avro Arrow test model attached to a Nike booster rocket to fire out over Lake Ontario at Point Petre in the 1950s (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Set to Hunt for Avro Arrow Artifacts

, often referred to as the Avro Arrow.   The goal of the search is to discover the resting place of nine models, recover them and ultimately house them at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa and the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario.   Later this month Kraken Sonar Inc. subsidiary Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. will deploy its ThunderFish autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and AquaPix synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) system in Lake Ontario to search for the Avro Arrow models.   The search contract, awarded by OEX Recovery Group Incorporated, is a first for

ThunderFish Alpha being delivered to Kraken's facility in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland (Photo: Kraken)

ThunderFish Alpha AUV Delivered to Kraken

A next generation autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed for deep sea military, commercial and scientific applications, the ThunderFish Alpha, has been delivered to Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kraken Sonar Inc.   The ThunderFish Alpha AUV – formerly known as DEDAVE – was developed by Germany's Fraunhofer Institute and will be used as a technology demonstrator platform to support ongoing development of Kraken's underwater sensor and robotics programs.   In March 2017, Kraken announced an exclusive licensing agreement for underwater robotics

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

Kraken Invests in German Subsea Components Firm

Kraken Sonar Inc. said it has acquired a minority interest in ENITECH Subsea GmbH, renamed Kraken Power GmbH, a provider of specialized deep sea components for underwater robotics based in Rostock, Germany.   Kraken Power GmbH, led by Dr. Carl Thiede, has been working on pressure tolerant technology and products for the subsea market for the past 10 years and is a specialist in deep-sea components for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Pressure tolerant components are electronic components or assemblies that can operate satisfactorily under high pressure

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