Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime has signed a $18.2 million contract with the country’s Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) to deliver four complete HUGIN AUV systems (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) for detection, classification and identification of mines.
The HUGIN AUV’s will have a depth rating of 3,000 meters, and will be equipped with advanced sensors for modern mine hunting.
The deliveries include systems for planning, execution and analysis of missions, and launch and recovery systems both for the Navy’s mine hunting vessels, as well as in mobile containers, the company announced Monday.
The HUGIN systems that will be delivered to the Norwegian armed forces will contribute to more efficient and safe operations. The two mobile container systems being delivered are portable and flexible, and can therefore be used by several different vessel types. We are also to deliver training and maintenance,” says Egil Haugsdal, President at Kongsberg Maritime.
“The Royal Norwegian Navy, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and KONGSBERG have worked on development and verification of AUV systems for mine hunting over many years. We look forward to continued collaboration,” said Haugsdal.
The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) has dropped corruption charges against Kongsberg Gruppen. In February 2014 Økokrim charged Kongsberg Gruppen ASA and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS with allegations of corruption related to deliveries of communications equipment to Romania in the period 2000-2008
Kongsberg has received orders to the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) program valued 190 million Kroners (US $27 million). The orders with the US Army are for engineering support activities and production preparation for a Low Profile CROWS configuration, the company said in a statement Monday
Kongsberg announced today that has signed a contract worth 168 MNOK ($19 Million) to supply communications equipment and integrate this into Norways NASAMS air defence system. This includes equipment for secure IP communications between all elements in NASAMS
Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) announced today that it has signed a new satellite support contract with a total value of $220 million with the European Space Agency for operational support related to the Sentinel satellites in the Copernicus program. KSAT has signed an extension to the existing contract for ground station support for the sentinel satellites in the European Copernicus program
Australia will be home to Boeings largest autonomous systems development program outside of the United States following a new partnership agreement with the Queensland Government. Over the next three years, the rapid innovation program will see Boeing develop next-generation autonomous systems capability in Australia to increase the independent operation of air and sea vehicles
Kawasaki Heavy Industries completed the verification test of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in UK waters. The AUV verification test was carried out from November 6 to 20, 2017 at The Underwater Centre, a UK marine testing and training facility in Fort William, Scotland
A Norwegian firm DDG has developed new bullets with shapes designed to create an air bubble (supercavitating) around it and carry it much further underwater. The DGG supercavitating bullets can travel a lot farther in the water,
Kongsberg Defence Systems has signed 150 MNOK (US$17.3 million) contract with Australian Defense ministry for integration of a new capability in the Joint Strike Missile (JSM)
Norway has signed a deal with the United States on Wednesday to buy five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The contract was signed by US charge d'affaires James DeHart at the US Embassy in Oslo and Norways defense procurement chief Mette Sorfonden on March 29, the Nordic nations Defense Ministry announced wednesday
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