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Kraken, Atlas Elektronik enter partnership

16th June 2017 - 11:30 by The Shephard News Team

Kraken Sonar Systems has signed a teaming agreement with Atlas Elektronik to target the Royal Canadian Navy's Remote Mine Disposal System (RMDS) programme, it was announced on 13 June.

Canada's RMDS programme aims to develop a modular, stand-off naval mine countermeasures (MCM) capability to provide the full spectrum of mine hunting operations and contribute to underwater domain awareness. The RMDS will provide a capability to detect, classify, localise, reacquire, identify, and dispose of sea mines and underwater improvised explosive devices.

Jens Bodo Koch, CEO of Atlas Elektronik, said: ‘We are pleased to announce our cooperation with Kraken. By working together both companies can use their experience in sonar systems and maritime technology to meet customers' demands throughout the international maritime defence market.’

The companies will also work together to provide military grade Katfish towed sonar systems to an undisclosed Asian navy as part of a major MCM procurement programme. Katfish is an actively controlled, intelligent towfish used to generate real-time, ultra-high resolution seabed images and 3D maps for a variety of military and commercial applications.

The companies expect to also pursue additional programmes in the international market.

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