Danish and Polish navies choose unmanned minehunting sonar from Kraken to locate and neutralize sea mines

Sept. 28, 2020
The Kraken Katfish UUV can do detection, classification, and identification in one pass to save significant time and energy.

MOUNT PEARL, Newfoundland – Kraken Robotics Inc. in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, has landed a big contract to supply the Danish and Polish navies with unmanned minehunting sonar equipment. CBC reports. Continue reading original article

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28 Sept. 2020 -- Kraken signed the deal earlier this month with the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization in Copenhagen, worth about $36 million.

"The system that we're going to be supplying to both the Danish and Polish navy is primarily our Katfish ... which is an intelligent, towed underwater synthetic sonar system specifically designed for high-resolution imaging of the seabed," says Dave Shea, Kraken's senior vice-president of engineering.

The Katfish will be attached to remotely operated unmanned surface vessels, controlled from a mother ship. Those vessels will tow the Kraken unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) through areas of water where mines may be placed along the seabed, and beam back real-time data to the ship. Another robot with a camera then can gather images and decide on the next step.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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