September 21, 2020 – Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed over 3 weeks of sea trials in Nova Scotia with our SeaScout® system installed on the company’s research and survey vessel Ocean Seeker.
The SeaScout® system consists of the Kraken’s Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS), Tentacle Winch® and, the KATFISH™ towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar underwater vehicle. Both the Tentacle Winch® and the ALARS are constructed of non-welded aluminum for high strength, low weight, and low magnetic signature. These properties are important for small host vehicles such as Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Mine Counter Measures (MCM) vessels. The Tentacle Winch and ALARS are the culmination of an internal development effort started in 2017 by Kraken’s Handling Systems team located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
The complete SeaScout® system will be delivered to both the Royal Danish Navy and the Polish Navy over the coming years for installation on their mine hunting vessels.