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Kraken wins $465K sonar contract with U.S.-based ocean institute

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to integrate company's sonar system into autonomous underwater vehicle

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.— Kraken Sonar Inc. has won a US$465,000 contract with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

A non-profit marine research organization based in Cape Cod, Mass., Woods Hole will integrate Kraken’s deep-sea rated sonar system into its autonomous underwater vehicle program. Under the contract, St. John’s, N.L.-based company has agreed to deliver an AquaPix Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar system, a Real Time Embedded SAS Signal Processor as well as related engineering services.

“We’re delighted to broaden our relationship with WHOI,” Karl Kenny, the company’s president and CEO, said. “AUV’s are the ultimate choice of instrument platform for deep sea and remote surveys, and our high resolution Synthetic Aperture Sonar will add significant value to this project.”

Kenny added that including Kraken’s sensors on the vehicle will dramatically improve the project’s data resolution and accuracy.

The Canadian industrial technology company plans to deliver the system in July of this year.

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