Ocean Robotics Planet Articles

Kraken Awarded $50+ Million Navy Contract for Royal Canadian Navy Minehunting Program

07.12.2022
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, announced it has been awarded a prime contract with the Government of Canada to provide Remote Minehunting and Disposal Systems (RMDS) for the Department of National Defense (DND). The contract consists of an estimated 24-month acquisition program followed by an initial five-year Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) program, which includes options for additional equipment, spare parts, training, and technical support. Formal contract signature and kickoff of the Acquisition program will occur in January 2023. If all options in the Acquisition and ILS programs are selected, the total value will exceed $50 million, consisting of approximately $40 million for Acquisition and $10 million for ILS. Kraken expects margins on this program to be in line with our historical corporate averages. Progress payments will be made over the 24-month term of the acquisition contract.

Ashtead Technology Acquires Hiretech

06.12.2022
International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further expanded its mechanical solutions service offering with the acquisition of Hiretech.

OCEANS 2023 Limerick - Submit Your Abstract

06.12.2022
For the first time ever, OCEANS will be hosted in Ireland. The conference topic is "BLUE OCEAN PLANET EARTH". Join us in Limerick from 5-8 June 2023. Do not forget to submit your abstract! Deadline, 20 December, 2022.

Delegate Registration Opens for Subsea Expo 2023

02.12.2022
Global Underwater Hub has announced that registration for Subsea Expo 2023, its annual showcase of underwater technology, has opened.

Anduril Raises $1.48 Billion in Series E Funding

02.12.2022
Defense technology company Anduril Industries today announced $1.48 billion in Series E funding, valuing the company at $8.48 billion, nearly doubling the company’s previous valuation in June 2021. The new funding will enable Anduril to accelerate research and development to bring new, cutting edge, autonomous defense capabilities to the market and continue to mature and scale its current business lines with the US Department of Defense as well as US allies and partners.

Key Strategic Partnership will Bring Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to Real World Underwater Operations

30.11.2022
Greensea Systems Inc. (Greensea) and Blue Ring Imaging (Blue Ring) have announced a new collaboration that is set to open up the floodgates for rapid Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) development to enhance Greensea pilot/operator performance in the subsea sector.

Seatronics Confirms the Sale of Two MIDS Reusable Mine Disposal Systems to Elbit Systems

30.11.2022
Seatronics, a brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics Division, has begun the final installation and commissioning phase in the first sale of two Mine Identification and Detonation Solutions (MIDS) to Israeli company Elbit Systems Ltd, one of the world’s largest defence contractors. The MIDS is the first truly multi-shot, configurable mine disposal solution that can detonate multiple charges acoustically, using state-of-the-art technology, without having to sacrifice itself.

Fugro Launches State-of-the-art Geotechnical Vessel for Safe and Sustainable Offshore Operations

30.11.2022
Fugro Quest, a state-of-the-art vessel equipped with advanced deep-water technology, is the newest addition to Fugro’s geotechnical vessel fleet. Fugro uses this type of vessel to determine the exact composition of the soil; the resulting data are essential to establish the optimal location and design of offshore developments, such as wind farms. The vessel provides increased personnel and operational safety, whilst its energy efficient design results, on average, in significantly lower fuel consumption than for other geotechnical vessels. Moreover, its ability to take hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel and remote operations and data processing capabilities support sustainable operations.

The Ministry of Defence of Poland Procures More GAVIA AUVs from Teledyne Marine

29.11.2022
A global leader in the provision of marine unmanned systems, Teledyne Marine – Vehicles announces that the Ministry of Defence of Poland has procured, through Remontowa Shipbuilding three additional GAVIA Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) for its next batch of Kormoran II Class new MCMVs. The anticipated delivery of three systems will be added to the current GAVIA AUV fleet, which has been successfully operated by the Polish Navy for Naval Mine CounterMeasures (NMCM) since 2015.

DriX Maritime Surface Drone Receives Lloyd’s Register UMS Certification

29.11.2022
Lloyd’s Register, a leading marine classification society, has awarded its first certification for an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) to the DriX maritime drone. Developed by Exail, a global high-tech company and pioneer in the field of maritime autonomy, the DriX USV is operated by major hydrographic institutes and energy companies worldwide and has already received Bureau Veritas Approval in Principle (AiP).


SeeByte Awarded IDIQ Contract to Extend US Navy Autonomous Systems and Machine Learning Capability

29.11.2022
SeeByte Ltd, the global leader of smart software solutions for uncrewed maritime systems, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite- quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the US Navy’s MK18 Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle Family of Systems program.

Nuclear Survivor

28.11.2022
A proven survivor - the Saab Seaeye Tiger has spent five years working in nuclear storage ponds at Sellafield, one of the most highly radioactive and highly alkaline places on the planet for a robotic vehicle.

1600hp Leviathan Storms the Sand Waves

28.11.2022
Innovative subsea trenching contractor Aratellus today revealed its involvement in a significant new Offshore Wind project, and additional contract awards, for its Leviathan subsea trenching system.

DOF Subsea Announce Multiple New Contracts in the Atlantic Region

28.11.2022
DOF Group is pleased to announce multiple new contracts in Atlantic region and the long-term charter of the CSV vessel Havila Phoenix. The region has been awarded an Integrated Field Support Vessel (FSV) contract with an international operator in West-Africa.

Kraken Receives $14 Million Order for Subsea Power Systems

28.11.2022
Kraken Robotics announces that it has received an initial order for subsea batteries valued at $14 million, which includes a significant advance payment. Deliveries will occur in 2023.

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 33 is out NOW!

25.11.2022
Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 33: Greensea Systems’ Open Architecture Software Revolution - Hydramec to Set the Pace in Delivering Remote Solutions - Blueye Robotics Close Up View of the Damaged Nord Stream Pipelines - Nord Stream, Geopolitical Tensions, and the Need for Power to Protect Remote Offshore Assets - Eurofleets AUV Workshop in the Gullmar Fjord, Sweden - Poster: The “Ran” Hugin AUV - Modus Subsea Services Awarded the World’s First Resident Subsea Drone Contract - FiFish: The Small ROV with Large Options - Spanish Navy Acquires Leopard ROV through NSPA - Nekton Maldives Mission: Where No Human Has Gone Before - Powering Resilient Navigation to Safeguard Naval Operations - Artificial Intelligence Meets Underwater Inspection - IMCA Turns its Guidance Spotlight on USVs

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25.11.2022
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University of Plymouth to Integrate GeoAcoustics GeoPulse Compact Sub-bottom Profiler into its Hydrography Programmes and Research Projects

23.11.2022
Hydroacoustic technology specialist GeoAcoustics Ltd and the University of Plymouth have signed a new technology partnership agreement based on the use of a GeoPulse Compact sub-bottom profiler for education and research purposes.
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