Kraken, Auterion to enhance autonomy of littoral security boats

Kraken Technology Group, a British maritime technology company, and California-based software development firm Auterion have formed a strategic partnership to exponentially develop autonomous capabilities in the high-performance littoral security boat sector.

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The partnership intends to develop and implement modular, low-cost autonomy software and UxV systems for the maritime domain.

The agreement will initially focus on integrated autonomy architecture for Kraken’s K3 SCOUT and K4 MANTA uncrewed platforms.

Auterion’s Skynode X, AuterionOS and numerous capability apps have already been developed and integrated into Kraken’s K3 SCOUT USV, which is currently undergoing open water sea trials. AuterionOS’ open software architecture unlocks the ability to create new apps as needed, continuously expanding Kraken’s ability to serve the wide variety of use cases necessary in maritime domains.

“We are thrilled to be able to extend our expertise into the maritime domain alongside like-minded pioneers and littoral platform experts Kraken. The work done and the progress achieved to date on the development of K3’s uncrewed capability has been impressive and visionary,” Lorenz Meier, CEO at Auterion, commented.

“Collaborating with Auterion on the rapid development of the K3 SCOUT USV has opened our eyes to the size and scale of the technical transformation already underway and has already delivered unique capabilities in record time. We very much look forward to an exciting future transforming littoral manoeuvre with Auterion,” Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group, said.

Last year, Kraken Technology Group also unveiled a strategic partnership with the UK-based automotive engineering company Cosworth intending to jointly develop advanced battery solutions for the littoral defense and security range.

The initial focus was around the Kraken MANTA platform, a range of autonomous uncrewed surface subsurface vessels designed specifically to address a growing range of ISR mission and deployment capability requirements.

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