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Kraken Delivers Upgrade for Royal Danish Navy’s Mine Countermeasures Efforts

Under a contract with Danish Ministry of Defence, Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), Kraken Robotics 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 Royal Danish Navy’s optionally unmanned surface vessels. Kraken’s system acceptance tests with DALO and MCM Denmark are ongoing and will be completed in the second half of this year, following which MCM Denmark’s upgraded capabilities are expected to be deployed operationally in early 2023.

Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO noted: “We are very pleased to achieve this significant milestone with delivering our KATFISH™ and ALARS systems to the Royal Danish Navy. Despite the many challenges of the past two years, and the impacts on global supply chains that all companies have felt in our industry, Kraken is successfully delivering a significant technical upgrade to the minehunting capabilities of MCM Denmark. Our team has been working closely with our customers at DALO and MCM Denmark throughout the Acquisition Contract, and as we complete acceptance testing this year, we are looking forward to a long-term relationship with the Danish Navy.”


Kraken Robotics is a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors, subsea batteries and thrusters, and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in Newfoundland with offices in Canada, U.S., Germany, Denmark, and Brazil. In July 2021, Kraken acquired PanGeo Subsea, a leading services company specializing in high-resolution 3D acoustic imaging solutions for the sub-seabed. PanGeo with offices in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Kraken. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter.


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