Kraken Robotics Inc. has successfully supplied high-resolution seabed mapping sonar equipment to the Royal Australian Navy. This marks Kraken’s first sale of the KATFISH high-speed high-definition seabed awareness solution in the Asia-Pacific region.
The delivery of the KATFISH system follows a successful in-country demonstration earlier in the year. Kraken’s team collaborated with a local Australian survey company to conduct a feature detection survey, which provided real-time ultra-high-resolution imagery and bathymetry of coastal waterways.
The KATFISH is a cutting-edge seabed survey system that offers ultra-high resolution imagery and bathymetry for defense and commercial customers. It collects acoustic imagery and bathymetry to provide actionable intelligence about subsea assets and infrastructure, such as pipelines and fiber optic cables, as well as crucial hydrographic information for safe transit routes.
Kraken’s KATFISH system consists of the KATFISH towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, Tentacle® Winch, and Autonomous Launch and Recovery System. It can be integrated into various manned and unmanned vessels, offering standalone turnkey seabed mapping capabilities as well as optional integration into a customer’s combat mission management systems.
This strategic partnership with the Royal Australian Navy highlights Kraken’s commitment to delivering state-of-the-art technology to naval forces worldwide. Kraken President and CEO, Greg Reid, expressed his satisfaction with the successful delivery and emphasized the company’s longstanding cooperation with Australian industry.
With this milestone achievement, Kraken Robotics continues to establish itself as a leader in marine technology, providing innovative solutions for the challenges faced in our oceans.
Q: What is the KATFISH system?
A: The KATFISH system is a high-speed seabed survey system that provides ultra-high resolution seabed imagery and bathymetry for defense and commercial customers.
Q: What information does the KATFISH system provide?
A: The KATFISH system collects acoustic imagery and bathymetry, offering actionable intelligence about subsea assets and infrastructure, as well as hydrographic information for safe transit routes.
Q: How is the KATFISH system integrated into vessels?
A: The KATFISH system can be integrated into both manned and unmanned vessels, providing standalone turnkey seabed mapping capabilities or optional integration into a customer’s combat mission management systems.
Q: What are the benefits of the KATFISH system for naval forces?
A: The KATFISH system offers advanced seabed awareness and mapping capabilities, allowing naval forces to obtain crucial information about the seafloor and subsea assets.
Q: What is Kraken Robotics’ position in the marine technology industry?
A: Kraken Robotics is a leading marine technology company, providing subsea sensors, batteries, and robotic systems. It is recognized as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter.
Source: [Globe Newswire](https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2023/11/06/2352057/0/en/Kraken-Robotics-Supplies-High-Resolution-Seabed-Mapping-Sonar-Equipment-to-Royal-Australian-Navy.html)