Kraken commences testing of KATFISH with U.S. Navy

Kraken Robotics Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT). The CRADA covers the operation of Kraken’s high-speed actively controlled towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, KATFISH, for multi-mission applications, including mine countermeasures. The CRADA defines a joint research and development relationship between NUWCDIVNPT and Kraken. The overall objective is to provide NUWC with experience operating the KATFISH, Kraken’s commercially off-the-shelf actively controlled, high-speed towed…

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Kraken Receives Financial Contribution from The Government of Canada

March 21, 2017) – Kraken Sonar Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., will receive a non-refundable financial contribution of up to $1,470,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). In addition to technical and business advisory services provided by NRC-IRAP, the funding is being used to support the development of Kraken’s underwater robotics program, which involves development of a technology demonstration platform. The first phase of the program will utilize the Fraunhofer Institute’s DEDAVE Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) as the…

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Kraken and Fraunhofer Sign Technology Licensing Agreement for Underwater Robotics

March 15, 2017 – Kraken Sonar Inc. announced today that in a strategic move to further strengthen its IP portfolio, it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement for underwater robotics technology with Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB). Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe with 69 institutes, over 24,500 employees and a EUR2.1 billion annual budget. Since 2012, Fraunhofer has been developing intellectual property and technology related to underwater robotics. Over C$6 million has been invested in Fraunhofer’s underwater sensor robotics…

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