2017

  • Sep 2017 –     Announced public company name change to Kraken Robotics Inc. (from Kraken Sonar Inc.)
  • Sep 2017 –     Announced historic Avro Arrow discovery using Kraken technology
  • Sep 2017 –     Awarded multiple SAS sensor contract from Ocean Infinity
  • Aug 2017 –    Awarded  contract with Atlas Elektronik of Germany to integrate our SAS sensor on their AUV
  • Aug 2017 –    Announced addition of key team members at Kraken Robotik GmbH
  • Jul 2017 –      Announced Avro Arrow search job with OEX Recovery Group, first RaaS contract
  • Jul 2017 –      Kraken takes delivery of THUNDERFISH® AUV from Fraunhofer
  • Jun 2017 –     Awarded contract from ECA Robotics of France for our SAS sensor for their AUV
  • Jun 2017 –     Announced teaming agreement with Atlas Elektronik GmbH. Partnering on Canadian RMDS program and the large Indian Navy MCM bid.
  • Jun 2017 –     Announced support in sea trials for Belgian and Dutch navies. Kraken SAS was on Atlas SeaCat AUV and an AUV from an unnamed Israeli company.
  • May 2017 –    Announced $0.8M grant from Newfoundland’s Research and Development Corporation for underwater robotics development
  • May 2017 –    Announced strategic investment in ENITECH Subsea GmbH of Rostock, Germany and renamed Kraken Power GmbH.
  • May 2017 –    Exited minority investment in Square Robot Inc.
  • Apr 2017 –     Completed $2.1M equity raise for Kraken Robotics Inc.
  • Apr 2017 –     Kraken Robotik GmbH awarded its first contract, to build a custom 6000m version of SeaVision from the Alfred Wegener Institute
  • Mar 2017 –    Finalized exclusive licensing agreement with Fraunhofer ISOB for underwater robotics
  • Mar 2017 –    Received $1.5M grant from Canadian government for underwater robotics development
  • Mar 2017 –    Announced SeaVision™ 3D Laser System, the world’s first RGB underwater laser imaging system.
  • Mar 2017 –    Announced partnership to supply SAS sensors to US-based Riptide Autonomous Solutions.
  • Mar 2017 –    KATFISH™ completes successful sea trials
  • Jan 2017  –   German subsidiary, Kraken Robotics GmbH, begins operations.

2016

  • Dec 2016 – Announced hire of Jeff Bartkowski, Director of Business Development
  • Nov 2016 – Announced addition of Shaun McEwan to Board of Directors
  • Nov 2016 – Announced $0.5M grant from Canadian government for autonomous LARS development.
  • Oct 2016 – Announced addition of Larry Puddister to Board of Directors
  • Sep 2016 – Signed MOU with Fraunhofer to license and develop 6000M AUVs that would include a full suite of Kraken sensors.
  • Aug 2016 – Completed $1.1M non-brokered private placement
  • Jun 2016 – Kraken and Square Robot Inc. sign strategic partnership agreement for confined area inspection robots.
  • May 2016 – Announced $0.4M proceeds for major European defense contractor
  • Apr 2016 – Announced contract for 6000M rated sensor with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
  • Feb 2016 – Announce to supply Elbit Systems of Israel with KATFISH™ product
  • Feb 2016 – Announce $0.5M grant from Canadian government for KATFISH™ development.
  • Jan 2016 – Opened Nova Scotia Handling Systems division to focus on launch and recovery systems. Staffed by ex-Rolls Royce Marine engineers.

2015

  • Dec 2015 – Release SOUNDPIX for next generation seabed mapping in conjunction with Caris limited.
  • Nov 2015  Acquired technology and IP from Marine Robotics Inc.
  • Nov 2015 – Awarded $750,000 grant from Newfoundland’s RDC to fund KATFISH™ development.
  • Nov 2015 – Announced awarded $1.5M order from major defense contractor for KATFISH™
  • Aug 2015 – Announced $0.4M sensor contract wit ECA Robotics of France
  • Aug 2015 – Kraken and TriTech announce AQUATRAK® correlation velocity log (CVL) product, a derivative of Kraken’s SAS technology, targeted at the oil and gas sector for ROVs.
  • Jul 2015 – Announce addition of Dr. Tom Tureaud and Gina Miller as VP Underwater Systems and Project Manager.
  • Jun 2015 – Announce addition of Greg Reid as CFO
  • Apr 2015 – Established US-subsidiary, Kraken Underwater Systems, LLC.
  • Mar 2015 – Announce delivery of first 6000M rated MINSAS sensor to Fraunhofer Institute
  • Mar 2015 – Announce addition of Roman Kocur to Board of Directors
  • Mar 2015 – Announces $0.5M grant from Canadian government for INSAS sensor development.
  • Feb 2015 – Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. completes RTO of Anergy Capital to become publicly traded company (Kraken Sonar Inc. on TSX-V).

2014

  • October 2014 – Completed $2.3M private placement
  • August 2014 – Kraken named to MTR 100
  • June 2014 – Announced that chosen to provide technology and expertise for the search for the lost Franklin mission ships in the Canadian artic.
  • May 2014 – Delivered RTSAS to Australia’s Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO)
  • May 2014 –  Delivered AquaPix® SAS to DRDC in Canada.
  • Kraken announced the AquaPix® MINSAS, a next generation Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar designed for smaller diameter AUVs.

2013

  • Oct 2013 – Announced world’s first synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) priced under US$150,000
  • Aug 2013 – Kraken named to MTR 100
  • Aug 2013 – Kraken announced DataPod product
  • May 2013 – Announced delivery of InSAS product to DSTO Australia
  • May 2013 – Completed successful trials with U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)
  • Feb 2013 – Kraken and Triton Imaging announce OEM agreement to bundle Triton software with Kraken’s SAS
  • Jan 2013 – Awarded Canadian government grant to support development of correlation velocity log (CVL)

2012

  • Dec 2012 – Kraken acquires SAS IP from Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc.
  • Sep 2012 – Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. established as a spin-out of Marport with 8 employees to commercialize synthetic aperture sonar.

2011

  • Jan 2011 – Hardware development of AquaPix® SAS sensor begins at Marport. INSAS signal processing software (INSIGHT) was developed in parallel.