Kraken, BlueHalo partner on autonomous mission systems for USV, USSV

BlueHalo and Kraken Technology Group have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate BlueHalo’s artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)-backed autonomous mission systems into Kraken’s littoral security platforms to develop next-generation uncrewed surface vehicles (USV) and uncrewed surface/sub-surface vehicles (USSV).


Through this partnership, the entities will work together to integrate BlueHalo’s autonomous innovations within a range of Kraken vessels–including the K3 SCOUT USV, the K4 MANTA USSV and the K5 KRAKEN Gunship.

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This is expected to yield significant innovations in maritime autonomy. The partners want to develop new littoral capabilities addressing critical national security priorities.

Moreover, BlueHalo will integrate its Titan and SkyView Radio Frequency (RF)-based counter-uncrewed aircraft system (C-UAS) technologies as payload within the K3, K4, and K5 portfolio for mobile, maritime UAS detect and defeat capabilities.

The BlueHalo AI/ML-backed autonomous platform will serve as the primary core of autonomous operations and functions within the Kraken USV and USSV–leading mission-focused operations, maintaining situational awareness, signaling directions to the autonomous maritime controller, enabling multi-vessel swarming, and supporting hybrid maritime and land “marsupial” operations.

“This expansion into the maritime domain is one of several initiatives we have been planning as part of our long-term strategic vision. The ability to rapidly and seamlessly adapt current leading technologies to adjacent domains allows us to out innovate adversaries and extend BlueHalo’s ring of protection,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, BlueHalo Chief Executive Officer.

“Partnering so closely with BlueHalo on the integration of K3 has demonstrated clear synergies in both vision and expertise. With this combined effort, Kraken and BlueHalo are working together to expand these innovations across our other vessels and pursue even more opportunities to meet critical customer needs,” said Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group.

To remind, Kraken recently joined forces with California-based software development firm Auterion to exponentially develop autonomous capabilities in the high-performance littoral security boat sector.

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