NATO Navy Orders Synthetic Aperture Sonar for AUVs

Capable of 2 cm x 2 cm Ultra High-Definition SAS imaging at long ranges, Kraken Robotics’ AquaPix SAS brings this capability to small, man-portable vehicles, towed systems, and deep-water vehicles By Caroline Rees / 10 Mar 2023
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Kraken Robotics Inc. has received a $1.3 million purchase order from an unnamed customer for its AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonars (SAS) for integration into a NATO Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) for use in minehunting and security applications. Delivery is expected in 2023.

Kraken’s AquaPix is an off the shelf, configurable SAS that replaces high end sidescan systems at an affordable price, while delivering higher resolution, range, and Area Coverage Rates (ACR). 

The increased range, resolution, and therefore higher useable ACR of SAS over traditional Side Scan Sonar systems significantly expand the capabilities of naval, scientific, and commercial applications. 

Capable of 2 cm x 2 cm Ultra High-Definition SAS imaging at long ranges, Kraken’s AquaPix is uniquely positioned within the industry to bring this capability to the small, man-portable vehicles, towed systems, and deep-water vehicles. 

This ability to cross several platforms enables military customers to streamline their Post Mission Analysis by having the same sonar resolution and ATR performance across their entire fleet of vehicles and mission requirements.

AquaPix is modular and has been integrated and deployed on over 20 different underwater vehicle platforms from shallow water to full ocean depth. 

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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