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Kraken Robotics reels in $1.1 million from AquaPix contracts

Canada’s Kraken Robotics has secured $1.1 million in contracts from two customers for its AquaPix synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) systems.

The deliveries will go to the UK and Singapore for integration onto small man-portable autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Kraken did not reveal the names of the customers due to confidentiality reasons.

The sale represents the company’s first in Singapore.

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According to Kraken, AquaPix is a configurable SAS that replaces high-end side-scan systems, delivering higher resolution, range, and area coverage rates (ACR). It is capable of 2 cm x 2 cm Ultra High-Definition SAS imaging at long ranges.

The increased range, resolution and associated higher ACR of SAS over traditional side-scan sonar systems expand the capabilities of naval, scientific, and commercial applications, the company said.

Earlier this year, the Canadian company delivered AquaPix to Teledyne Gavia for the SeaRaptor AUV.