Kraken Takes Delivery of THUNDERFISH® Alpha Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

6,000m Deep Sea Rated AUV Offers Industry Leading Price & Performance ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, 26 JUNE 2017 /Marketwired/ – Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has formally taken delivery of ThunderFish® Alpha – a next generation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) designed for deep sea military, commercial and scientific applications.   ThunderFish® Alpha being delivered to Kraken’s facility in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland   The ThunderFish® Alpha AUV (formerly called 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 technology with the Fraunhofer Institute, the largest organization for applied research in Europe.Since 2012, Fraunhofer has been developing intellectual property related to underwater robotics. Over C$6 million has been invested in…

The Autonomous Future of Seabed Mapping

Autonomous solutions are the future of seabed mapping as they are far more efficient than traditional methods of mapping. Autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) can be deployed from almost anywhere, with state-of-the-art guidance systems which make for better survey progress, and fewer infill lines. In addition to improvements in safety and data quality, the data from autonomous systems can be processed immediately, thus spotting issues early in the project and raising the efficiency of the survey process. https://www.marinetechnologynews.com/news/autonomous-future-seabed-mapping-549603

Tapping into AUVs Potential

The capabilities of autonomous underwater vehicles have matured, but their full potential for offshore oil and gas operations remains untapped. AUVs first became available to the oil and gas industry in 1999. But adoption has been slow as oil and gas companies have preferred to stick with existing tools such as vessels and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). BP is seeking to change that with its 2017 Internal Challenge, where they aim to cut underwater pipeline inspection costs 50% by 2020. Tapping AUV Potential June 2017

Kraken and ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Sign Teaming Agreement

          Collaboration to Offer Innovative Sensors and Underwater Robotics  ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND and BREMEN, GERMANY–(Marketwired – June 13, 2017) – Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PNG) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., has signed a Teaming Agreement with ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH (“ATLAS”), a leading international defence contractor. The objective of the Teaming Agreement is to combine the expertise and technology of both companies to provide the Royal Canadian Navy with the optimal solution for its Remote Mine Disposal System (RMDS). In addition to the RMDS program, Kraken has teamed with ATLAS to provide military grade KATFISH towed sonar systems to a leading Asian navy as part of a major mine-countermeasures procurement program. Expanding upon this both ATLAS and Kraken are looking forward to jointly pursue further opportunities for both the Canadian and global naval defence market. Further collaboration programs between ATLAS and Kraken will…

Boeing Begins Deep Sea Adventure

Boeing began sea trials of its massive 51-foot Echo Voyager extra large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUVV). Initial testing was done in Boeing’s Huntington Beach facility where Echo Voyager was tested in a large pool before being trucked to the Pacific. Echo Voyager has been reported to be capable of operating autonomously over long distances (for example from San Francisco to Hong Kong) and given its size can carry a variety of different payloads. While best known for its airplanes, Boeing has a long history in the underwater domain. http://www.boeing.com/features/2017/05/echo-voyager-test-05-17.page

Kraken Awarded $400,000 AQUAPIX® Sonar Contract

Repeat Order from Leading European Defence Contractor ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, JUNE 5, 2017 /Marketwired/ — Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been awarded a repeat contract valued at over C$400,000 by a leading European defence 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 processing software optimized for the demanding size, weight, power and cost constraints of unmanned maritime vehicles. Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO said, “We are very pleased with this repeat contract award from a long-standing customer. AquaPix® is an industry leading sonar system providing military grade technology that enables superior 3D seabed imaging, faster…

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