Kraken Delivers Mine Hunting Solution to Australian Navy
Kraken Robotics Inc. announces that it has supplied high-resolution seabed mapping sonar equipment to the Royal Australian Navy.
Kraken delivered its KATFISH high-speed high-definition seabed awareness solution in Q2, and recently completed system integration and sea trials in Cairns, Australia. Kraken expects to provide additional in-service support including training, spares, and operational support. Continuing to build off successful KATFISH deliveries with various NATO navies, this represented Kraken’s first KATFISH system sale in the Asia-Pacific region.
“We are pleased to have delivered our KATFISH™ high-definition seabed awareness solution to the Royal Australian Navy,” said Kraken President and CEO, Greg Reid. “Our initial demonstration of the KATFISH system in Australia earlier this year was essential in providing the RAN an opportunity to evaluate system performance first-hand in real-world conditions. Kraken has had long-standing co-operation in Australia, starting in 2013 with acceptance of our first Interferometric SAS by Australia’s Defense Science and Technology Group. Since then, Kraken has had a positive relationship with Australian industry, and we are looking forward to this next phase of growth with our Australian customers.”
This system delivery follows the results of a successful in-country demonstration of KATFISH for the Royal Australian Navy in Q1 of this year. Kraken’s team worked in concert with a local Australian survey company, to complete a 60 km² feature detection survey that provided real-time ultra-high-resolution imagery and bathymetry of the seafloor along coastal waterways.