Autonomous Mission Systems & C-UAS for Uncrewed Security Vessels

BlueHalo will integrate its Titan and SkyView Radio Frequency (RF)-based C-UAS technologies as a payload within Kraken’s K3, K4, and K5, as well as incorporating (AI/ML)-backed autonomous mission systems By William Mackenzie / 09 May 2024
Autonomous Mission Systems & C-UAS for Uncrewed Security Vessels
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Kraken Technology Group are outfitting its littoral security platforms with BlueHalo’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML)-backed autonomous mission systems.  

As part of the agreement, BlueHalo’s autonomous innovations will be integrated within a range of Kraken vessels, including:

  • K3 SCOUT – a low-cost, low-signature, high-performance autonomous multi-mission unmanned surface vehicle (USV) for use both commercial and military applications. 
  • K4 MANTA – a unique, innovative scalable platform under development which will bring multi-mission payloads over large distances, before submerging for covert infiltration, persistent reconnaissance or loitering roles. 
  • K5 KRAKEN – will be a definitive built-for-purpose, high-performance littoral gunship, capable of rapid solo or swarmed precision engagement in defense of littoral or afloat assets.

BlueHalo will also integrate its Titan and SkyView Radio Frequency (RF)-based counter-uncrewed aircraft system (C-UAS) technologies as payload within the K3, K4, and K5 portfolio for mobile, maritime UAS detect and defeat capabilities.

The BlueHalo AI/ML-backed autonomous platform will serve as the primary core of autonomous operations and functions within Kraken USVs and uncrewed surface/sub-surface vehicles (USSV). It will support leading mission-focused operations, maintaining situational awareness, signaling directions to the autonomous maritime controller, enabling multi-vessel swarming, and supporting hybrid maritime and land “marsupial” operations.

The partnership aims to develop next-generation USVs and USSVs along with multi-domain, ‘marsupial’ capabilities. The companies assert that these developments will yield significant innovations in maritime autonomy, and will develop new littoral capabilities addressing critical national security priorities.

BlueHalo states that it has extensive technical experience delivering state-of-the-art autonomous capabilities, including R&D, engineering, systems development, fabrication and prototyping, manufacturing, integration and sustainment activities. The company offers an entire ecosystem of uncrewed solutions purpose-built for any environment.

Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Kraken Technology Group, added; “Partnering so closely with BlueHalo on the integration of K3 has demonstrated clear synergies in both vision and expertise. With this combined effort, Kraken and BlueHalo are working together to expand these innovations across our other vessels and pursue even more opportunities to meet critical customer needs. 

“Game-changing capabilities deployed at pace is our sole objective, and this partnership will ensure our ability to deliver against exponentially growing market demand.”

Jonathan Moneymaker, BlueHalo Chief Executive Officer, commented; “This expansion into the maritime domain is one of several initiatives we have been planning as part of our long-term strategic vision. 

“The ability to rapidly and seamlessly adapt current leading technologies to adjacent domains allows us to out innovate adversaries and extend BlueHalo’s ring of protection.Kraken’s innovative spirit and passion for customer success align directly with our DNA and we are excited to be bringing these disruptive offerings to the mission.”

Posted by William Mackenzie Connect & Contact