Kraken Forms Partnership With Auterion to Boost Autonomous Capabilities in Security Boat Sector

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LONDON, UK, and ARLINGTON VA: Kraken Technology Group, a maritime technology leader specialising in the disruptive design and manufacturing of high-performance platforms, and Auterion, the company building the software-defined future for mobile robotics and powering the world’s leading drone manufacturers, have announced a strategic partnership to exponentially develop autonomous capabilities in the high-performance littoral security boat sector.

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The partnership is focused around the development and implementation of modular, low-cost autonomy software and UxV systems for the maritime domain. The agreement will initially focus on integrated autonomy architecture for Kraken’s K3 SCOUT and K4 MANTA uncrewed platforms.

Auterion’s Skynode X, AuterionOS and numerous capability ‘Apps’ have already been developed and integrated into Kraken’s K3 SCOUT USV, which is currently undergoing open water sea trials.

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AuterionOS’ open software architecture unlocks the ability to create new apps as needed, continuously expanding Kraken’s ability to serve the wide variety of use cases necessary in maritime domains.

“We are thrilled to be able to extend our expertise into the maritime domain alongside like-minded pioneers and littoral platform experts Kraken. The work done and the progress achieved to date on the development of K3’s uncrewed capability has been impressive and visionary,” said Lorenz Meier, CEO at Auterion.

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Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group, said: “Collaborating with Auterion on the rapid development of the K3 SCOUT USV has opened our eyes to the size and scale of the technical transformation already underway and has already delivered unique capabilities in record time. We very much look forward to an exciting future transforming littoral manoeuvre with Auterion.”

Founded in 2021, UK based Kraken Technology Group (KTG) is structured around decades of cross-sector expertise and pioneering experience in the marine industry. High-performance offshore racing heritage embedded in the company DNA underpins both a disruptive and pioneering approach to maritime design, manufacturing and integration.

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K3 SCOUT is a high-performance, low-cost, high-volume production ready autonomous USV for use in commercial, humanitarian or defence applications. Developed with a 600kg modular payload bay, K3 SCOUT can be purposed for logistics, search and rescue, survey, ISR, strike or kinetic missions.

With a twin-stepped hull for exceptional seakeeping and efficiency, high-performance diesel powertrain for range and speed, and fully integrated onboard systems for reliable uncrewed capability and delivery of mission profiles, K3 SCOUT offers true versatility across multiple applications.

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K4 MANTA is an innovative, scalable, low-signature, all-electric foiling USSV platform capable of rapid uncrewed surface transit of sensor or strike payloads over large distances, before submerging for covert infiltration, recce, or loitering roles. K4 MANTA variants are being developed in a range of sizes ranging from an 8ft kinetic platform to the highly versatile 36ft and 54ft multi-purpose versions capable of substantial modular payload carriage.

Auterion is a cutting-edge operating system for autonomous computing that empowers a diverse range of autonomous robots to perform high-risk to mundane tasks, deliver goods, and aid in life-saving missions. Auterion’s industry-leading software drives the adoption of robotic fleets for a variety of commercial and public sector industries.