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Kraken announces new purchase orders for sonar and SeaPower® batteries

The integration of Kraken’s SeaPower® 6000-meter rated pressure tolerant batteries will enable the customer to nearly double its mission durations.

April 28, 2021  by CM Staff

ST. JOHN’S — Kraken Robotics Inc., announces new purchase orders for a 6000-meter rated AquaPix® MINSAS 120 sonar and SeaPower® batteries totalling over $1.2 million from a new AUV customer. Due to customer confidentiality, Kraken cannot provide more details at this time. The Company expects to fulfill these orders in 2021.

Kraken’s batteries and sensors will be integrated on this customer’s survey-grade AUV and this order follows initial integration and sea trials of Kraken’s AquaPix® MINSAS in 2020. Kraken’s AquaPix® MINSAS is an off the shelf configurable SAS which replaces high end sidescan systems, while delivering high resolution, range, and area coverage rates (ACR). The increased range and resolution and associated higher ACR of SAS over traditional systems can significantly expand the capabilities of the customer’s AUV systems for a variety of tasks for naval, scientific, and commercial applications.

The integration of Kraken’s SeaPower® 6000-meter rated pressure tolerant batteries will enable the customer to nearly double its mission durations. Extended bottom time is a beneficial feature to deep water AUVs as it increases area coverage rates while reducing the number of launch and recovery operations per survey which is the highest risk component of the mission.

Kraken’s hot swappable batteries are modular and include an integrated battery management system within each battery module which provides a level of redundancy and safety to the vehicle.

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