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Kongberg Hugin AUV selected for Polish Navy

17th February 2014 - 15:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Kongsberg Maritime will supply a HUGIN 1000 MR Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for the Polish Navy under a new contract with Remontowa Shipbuilding. The AUV will be deployed on a minehunter class vessel being delivered to Poland by prime contractor Remontowa Shipbuilding.

Under the contract, Kongsberg Maritime will supply one AUV, and the associated HiPAP underwater communication and positioning system for mine countermeasures (MCM) applications. HiPAP provides USBL updates and underwater data communication with the AUV, or other underwater vehicles.

The HUGIN 1000 MR AUV can detect, classify and identify mines in a single mission. It is capable of performing high-speed surveys with excellent navigation and payload data quality to a depth of 1000, 3000 or 4500 metres, depending on configuration. It can carry several different types of survey sensors for synchronised and simultaneous operation.

The system is currently operational with several navies around the world including the Royal Norwegian Navy, the Finnish Navy and the Italian Navy, in addition to being used by commercial companies. Naval applications include MCM, Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA)/Battlespace access, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Commercial applications include offshore oil and gas geophysical survey, inspection of pipelines and underwater engineering structures, environmental monitoring, hydrography and marine research.

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