Kraken AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar for US Contractor

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce new contracts valued at $2.0 million for its 6000-meter rated AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) from a US defense contractor for deployment on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) built by the customer. Due to confidentiality reasons the customer cannot be named. Deliveries are expected to occur in the second half of…

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Kraken Upgrades MCM for Royal Danish Navy

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that under a contract with Danish Ministry of Defence, Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) it has delivered mine-hunting sonar equipment to the Royal Danish Navy. This includes Kraken’s KATFISH™ towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, Tentacle® Winch and Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS). Kraken’s minehunting systems are being integrated onboard the…

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China’s First Large Scale Patrol Vessel for Taiwan Straits

The Haixun 06, the first large vessel designated to patrol and provide services in the Taiwan Straits, was officially assigned to the Fujian Maritime Safety Administration on Monday, with Chinese experts noting that the commissioning of the vessel will further improve the level of emergency response to accidents in the region. The vessel is 128 meters long, 16 meters wide…

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Frigate Rheinland-Pfalz Commissioned in Wilhelmshaven

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 2 p.m., the German Navy will commission the frigate “Rheinland-Pfalz”, the last of four frigates of the Baden-Württemberg class F125 in Wilhelmshaven. “The fourth and final commissioning of the F125 class represents another important milestone for our squadron and the Navy,” explains the Commander of the 4th Frigate Squadron, Captain Dirk Jacobus (53). “This…

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IAEA Acknowledges Australia’s Nuclear Expertise & Stewardship

Australia’s significant contribution to security, safety and public health in our region and around the world were showcased today at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus, the home of Australia’s nuclear capabilities. Today Minister for Industry and Science, Ed Husic, together with representatives from ANSTO, warmly welcomed the Director General of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, to ANSTO. Australia is a Member State…

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NATO Military Committee Discussions in the United Kingdom

On 7-8 July 2022, the NATO Military Committee travelled to the United Kingdom to attend a series of maritime-related discussions hosted by the NATO Maritime Command. Aboard the HMS Prince of Wales, the NATO Military Representatives received briefings from the UK Strategic Command on Multi-Domain Operations and the Future Commando Force. Arriving in Portsmouth, the NATO Military Representatives were invited…

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Ex-USS Robert G Bradley Being Refurbished for Sale to Bahrain

Two Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) supply experts are assisting Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and other partner agencies in refurbishing a ship for a sale to Bahrain. Two Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) supply experts are assisting Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and other partner agencies in refurbishing a ship for…

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New Nuclear Tactic in B61-12 JTA B-2 Capstone Test

A B-2A Spirit stealth bomber released a B61-12 Joint Test Assembly utilizing a new capability known as Radar Aided Targeting System (RATS) during a capstone test at the Tonopah Test Range, June 14, 2022. Tested only on the B-2, RATS improves weapon guidance accuracy in a Global Positioning System-degraded environment. “We flew multiple sorties testing the new RATS capability over…

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NZ Navy Underwater Capability on Show at RIMPAC

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) divers are about to put their highly advanced underwater capabilities through their paces while on Exercise RIMPAC, the world’s largest maritime military exercise. The group of Mine Countermeasures specialists from HMNZS Matataua is working out of San Diego as a part of a combined task force for the exercise, which involves around 25,000 personnel from…

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High-Capacity Radio Comms Tested at Operation Aderex-Amphibious 2022

Satellite communication can present instabilities and for this reason, seeking technological improvement, the Navy tested during Operation Aderex-Amphibious 2022 a VHF/UHF – IP radio communication system that can transmit data and voice in a safe and encrypted way. “This system represents an advance, as it is possible to establish a stable communication line, independent of the satellite band, with a…

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