Kraken Robotics, a leading player in maritime technology, has announced its first KATFISH system sale in the Asia-Pacific region. The $9 million deal involves supplying high-definition seabed mapping sonar technology to an undisclosed navy in the area.
The agreement, beyond the provision of the KATFISH minehunting solution, encompasses an array of support and maintenance services such as training, spare parts, and operational assistance.
Delivery of the equipment, which includes KATFISH towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, the Tentacle Winch, and an Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS), is planned for the second quarter of 2023.
The advanced mapping technology will be incorporated into a vessel chosen by the customer. This new agreement follows the successful delivery of multiple KATFISH systems to various NATO navies.
In a joint effort with a local survey firm, Kraken also accomplished a 200 km seabed survey, offering real-time, ultra-high-definition imagery and seafloor bathymetry along coastal waters.
Kraken’s KATFISH technology has been integrated into various manned and unmanned vessels, allowing for standalone seabed mapping and optional compatibility with combat mission management systems.