Kraken to provide minehunter systems for NATO’s MCMVs
Canadian tech company Kraken Robotics has been awarded a follow-on contract to supply minehunting systems for new mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs) for the NATO navy.
As informed, the company will deliver additional KATFISH, Tentacle Winch and Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS) and topside systems.
Furthermore, Kraken’s sonar equipment will be integrated onboard new MCMVs , with deliveries occurring in 2023 and 2024.
“Like many other NATO countries, Kraken’s customers are upgrading their minehunting capabilities, as the war in the Ukraine with Russia highlights the need for stronger national security. Against this global geopolitical backdrop, Kraken is seeing continued opportunities for growth in all regions of the world,” Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO noted.
Kraken’s KATFISH system has been in full production since 2017, and since 2020 Kraken has delivered several KATFISH towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, Tentacle Winch and ALARS in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
To remind, in April this year, Kraken Robotics completed a Robotics as a Service (RaaS) contract with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), for testing its ultra-high-resolution survey equipment.