Kraken gets $2.1M KATFISH contract from ThayerMahan


General Manufacturing Kraken manufacturing Robotics sonar

To be deployed as part of its SeaScout expeditionary system for seabed mapping and intelligence.

ST. JOHN’S, NL — Kraken Robotics Inc.’s Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. subsidiary has received a $2.1 million purchase order from ThayerMahan Inc., for a KATFISH 180 system.

ThayerMahan Inc. is a Groton, Conn.-based supplier of autonomous maritime systems for government, industry, and academic customers.

Delivery will be in the third quarter.

ThayerMahan will deploy Kraken’s KATFISH 180 as part of its SeaScout expeditionary system for seabed mapping and intelligence.


Kraken, a marine technology company based in St. John’s, NL, said this is the first order resulting from a strategic alliance entered between the two companies in February 2018. Both companies are delivering next generation underwater sensors and robotics for military, law enforcement, port and maritime security, environmental monitoring, and seabed survey applications.

In August 2018, the companies participated in the US Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, an annual invitation-only event.

The KATFISH 180 is a towfish with synthetic aperture sonar that provides a wide area seafloor survey, with area coverage rates of three square kilometres per hour km2 and up to eight knots tow speed.

Cloud-based data analytics, using machine learning for automated change detection of seabed targets, compare test-generated and deployed seabed targets against previously surveyed bottom mapping baseline information.



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