German naval contractor Atlas Elektronik has teamed with Canadian Kraken Sonar Systems to develop a solution for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Remote Mine Disposal System (RMDS).
In addition to the RMDS program, Kraken and Atlas agreed to provide military grade KATFISH towed sonar systems to an undisclosed Asian Navy as part of a mine-countermeasures procurement program.
“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,” Jens Bodo Koch, CEO of Atlas Elektronik GmbH. “Our teaming is in alignment with our strategy to embrace new technologies, rapidly deploy smart products, improve platform efficiency and offer cost-effective solutions for our customers.”
“ATLAS represents the ideal partner for us in the military market. By offering advanced sensor solutions we expect that underwater vehicles will become more affordable and reliable, smarter and more closely aligned with operator needs,” Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said. “We also expect that our partnership will generate significant savings of time and money for our military customers and enhanced revenue for our combined products and services.”