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Newfoundland’s Kraken scores $2.1M contract with U.S. firm

['<p>Submitted photo<br />Kraken’s KATFISH system uses MINSAS seabed mapping sonar during sea trials.</p>']
Kraken’s KATFISH system. - Contributed

KATFISH 180 to be used for seabed mapping and intelligence

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Newfoundland-based Kraken has scored another contract for use of its KATFISH 180 technology developed by its robotics systems arm.

ThayerMahan Inc., a United States company specializing in the design, integration, and operation of autonomous maritime systems for government, industry, and academic customers, signed a contract valued at $2.1 million to deploy Kraken’s KATFISH 180 as part of its SeaScout expeditionary system for seabed mapping and intelligence.

The order is the first resulting from a strategic alliance started between the two companies in February of 2018 which aims to deliver next-generation underwater sensors and robotics for military, law enforcement, port and maritime security, Last August, the companies participated in the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, an annual invitation-only event that was created to see the future of naval technology in action today.


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