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The KATFISH-M, a ruggedized version of KATFISH Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar Platform for real-time, detection and classification against underwater mine threats, has successfully completed military standard certification testing. The technology, developed by Kraken Robotic Systems, incorporates an advanced Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) in a compact, lightweight and hydro-dynamically stable towed body.
The KATFISH-M is a natural evolution of the KATFISH 180 system. Designed to provide ultra high-resolution seabed imagery with a constant resolution to full range, the KATFISH-M towed body is equipped with the Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar and a very intelligent control system to ensure hydro-dynamic stability. The additional information provided by KATFISH-M delivers a detection and classification capability that cannot be achieved with conventional sidescan sonar technology, according to the company announcement.
The system was tested and certified by independent laboratories on a variety of United States Department of Defense military ruggedization standards known as MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461. With these certifications in place, the system is now an off-the-shelf solution proven suitable for global deployment in military and defense applications. The certification ensures that the system can operate in harsh conditions onboard manned and unmanned marine vehicles virtually anywhere in the world, according to globenewswire.com.