Kraken Delivers Synthetic Aperture Sonar to DSTO Australia

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – MAY 30, 2013 – Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. announced today that the sea acceptance testing of its AquaPix® Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (InSAS) with Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) was a success. The AquaPix® system was integrated and tested onboard DSTO’s REMUS 600 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). DSTO is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering valued scientific advice and innovative technology solutions for the country’s defence and national security. Thanks to the excellent cooperation with DSTO; the InSAS/AUV system integration, dockside testing and sea trials were completed in less than two weeks. Dockside tests were carried out in the shallow waters surrounding the HMAS Waterhen naval base in Sydney harbour, while deeper water tests were conducted from HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay. “We are extremely satisfied with the results from our sea acceptance testing with DSTO,” said Karl Kenny, President and CEO…

Kraken Completes Successful Sonar Trials with U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – MAY 17, 2013 – Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. announced today that a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island was a complete success. NUWC Division Newport is one of two divisions of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Its mission is to provide research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, undersea offensive and defensive weapons systems and countermeasures. In October 2012, NUWC Division Newport and Kraken entered into a CRADA to evaluate the performance of Kraken’s AquaPix® Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (InSAS) deployed from a REMUS 600 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) owned and operated by NUWC. During 26 AUV missions NUWC and Kraken collected significant amounts of InSAS data in Narragansett Bay and in Block Island Sound against both deployed targets and targets of opportunity. Kraken’s…

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