Subsea Defense

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Coda Octopus Names CEO of U.S. Subsidiary Colmek

Subsea sonar specialist Coda Octopus on Tuesday said it had appointed Kevin Kane as Chief Executive Officer of its US subsidiary, Coda Octopus Colmek, Inc. based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides solutions for the defense industry."Mr. Kane is a highly experienced defense industry leader who has

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Final Autonomous Minehunting Boat Delivered to UK Royal Navy

The British Royal Navy said it has taken delivery of its third and final autonomous minehunting boat.RNMB Hebe, named after the ancient Greek goddess of youth, joins sister vessels Harrier and Hazard as part of the Royal Navy’s crewless minehunting program Project Wilton. Together, the three vessels

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New Zealand Navy orders four REMUS 300 UUVs

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that the Royal New Zealand Navy has placed the first international order for four REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group in HII’s Technical Solutions division, said, “Technology

Illustration only - A Kraken subsea battery - Credit; Kraken

Kraken Signs CRADA on Pressure Tolerant Batteries with US Navy

Canadian subsea technology company Kraken Robotics has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD). Under the CRADA, the Battery Certification and Integration Branch, Code 636 of NSWC Carderock, will test Kraken’s pressure tolerant lithium-ion batteries.

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Kraken to Provide MCM Solutions for Denmark's SHD

Canadian marine technology company Kraken Robotics Inc. said it signed a cooperation agreement with SH Defence (SHD) of Denmark covering the design and sale of containerized mine countermeasure and other subsea surveillance sensor and robotic solutions.SHD is an international company developing, producing and servicing hydraulic,

Knifefish SMCM program advances to Block 1 with increased capabilities added to all five LRIP

GDMS to Retrofit US Navy's Knifefish UUVs

General Dynamics Mission Systems announced Thursday it has been awarded a $72.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to retrofit five Block 0 Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM UUV) systems, which comprises 10 Knifefish SMCM vehicles. The retrofit requirements will enhance Knifefish operations at deeper depths,

Project Wilton Iver AUVs. Photo from SeeByte

Sonardyne, SeeByte Advance UMS Navigation and Autonomy

Sonardyne and SeeByte won a UK Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) funding to enhance and extend the future operational capability of autonomous and remotely operated systems in battlespace domains.The collaboration is the phase two of the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)’s

U.S. Navy personnel deploy a REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicle.

US Navy Orders Pair of REMUS 300 UUVs

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced a U.S. Navy order of two REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).“REMUS UUVs have been used by the U.S. Navy for their defense operations for more than 20 years,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group in HII’s Technical Solutions division.

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Missing Submarine Found Broken Up, 53 Dead

A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, at the bottom of the Bali Sea, army and navy officials said on Sunday, as the president sent condolences to relatives of the 53 crew.Rescuers also found new objects, including a life vest, that they believe belong to those aboard the 44-year old KRI Nanggala-402,

Figure 1: Kraken MINSAS image of the wreck of the USS Yankee, collected on the DIVE-LD.

Dive Technologies Completes Sea Trials with Kraken Sonar, Batteries

Quincy, Massachusetts based Dive Technologies completed successful sea trials of Kraken’s Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS 120) integrated onto Dive’s Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (DIVE-LD). The DIVE-LD is also powered by Kraken’s pressure tolerant batteries.“Our team is

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New ASV Delivered to the US Navy

San Francisco Bay Area based marine robotics company Marine Advanced Robotics said it has delivered a WAM-V 16 autonomous surface vehicle ASV to Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific to support multi-domain unmanned maritime system autonomy.According to Marine Advanced Robotics, the WAM-V technology is particularly suited for subsurface,