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April 3, 2018

Kraken AUV Prequalified for Canada’s BCIP

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

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

The Canadian Government has notified 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 designed for ultra high-resolution seabed imaging and mapping applications. It can be used for a wide range of oceanographic and military tasks including underwater surveys, environmental monitoring, habitat mapping, marine archaeology, inspection of submerged structures, searching for downed aircraft and naval mine countermeasures. ThunderFish carries an array of sensors and custom payload modules, including Kraken’s AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar. The platform can be configured to operate at depths up to 6,000m and is ideal for monitoring or surveillance tasks where cost efficiency, ease of deployment and operational simplicity matters. Its modular design allows for rapid sensor reconfiguration and battery replacement.

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