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.