ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, July 3, 2018 /GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ — Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF) (“Kraken” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on business activity. Based on customer contract fulfilment through the end of Q2 and visibility into the Company’s current sales forecast, management re-affirms the Company’s 2018 revenue target of over $7 million, which represents at least a doubling of 2017’s reported revenue. This revenue target excludes additional upside from several large contract pursuits that are currently in progress.
“The last six months have been extremely busy for us as we have concluded major product development efforts, customer sea trials, strategic partnerships, investment and order fulfillment,” said Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO. “The Kraken team continues to execute with a high degree of competence and we are very excited about our future. We expect further contracts in the second half of the year for our military and commercial underwater sensor and robotic products.”
Existing Contract Updates
In Q2, the Company completed several significant contract milestones including:
- Completed building and testing of a military certified version of our KATFISH™ towed underwater vehicle for a European defense customer. The customer recently attended successful sea acceptance trials in Newfoundland and ownership of the vehicle has transferred to the customer. Contract valued at ~ $2.0 million.
- Completed building and testing of our KATFISH™ towed underwater vehicle for a defense customer. The customer recently attended successful sea acceptance trials in Newfoundland. The product is being prepared for shipment and final integration is expected to occur in Q3. Contract valued at ~ $1.5 million.
- Completed production of AquaPix® MINSAS sensors. Contract valued at ~ $1.0 million.
- Kraken Germany (Kraken Robotik GmbH) was awarded two software and sensor contracts. Contract valued at ~ $0.9 million.
- Continued work on a contract for sensors and robotics for ship hull inspections. Project completion is expected in Q4. Contract valued at $0.7 million.
- Completed AquaPix® MINSAS sensor contract. Contract valued at ~ $0.4 million.
- Received our first commercial order of our SeaVision® underwater laser imaging system for a European customer. Product shipment is expected in Q4. Contract valued at ~ $0.1 million.
- Pre-qualified for a Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract for our ThunderFish® AUV platform. Our test partner will be Defence Research and Development Canada. Under the military proposal call, contract awards are up to $1.0 million.
- Pre-qualified for a BCIP contract for our SeaVision® underwater laser imaging platform. Our test partner will be Parks Canada. Under the commercial proposal call, contract awards are up to $0.5 million.
ABOUT KRAKEN ROBOTICS INC.
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company that is dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland with offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Bremen, Germany; and Fairfax, Virginia. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter. For more information, please visit www.krakenrobotics.com, www.krakenrobotik.de, www.krakenpower.de. Find us on social media on Twitter (@krakenrobotics), Facebook (@krakenroboticsinc) and LinkedIn.
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Greg Reid, Chief Financial Officer
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