Kongsberg wins $430 million contract for HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle


According to a press release published by Kongsberg on July 14, 2022, following a recent uptick in orders, Kongsberg Maritime’s Sensor and Robotics division has announced that it has secured over NOK 450M in contracts for HUGIN AUV in Q2 2022.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Kongsberg's Hugin Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, UDT 2017, Rotterdam.


The use of AUVs is a vital piece in the technology puzzle that must be solved to enable sustainable oceans. The vehicles can operate autonomously over a long period of time and collect environmental data, performing multiple survey operations for multiple applications in a cost-effective way compared with conventional surveys.

Since the first dive of the iconic HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) prototype on 7 March 1993, Kongsberg Maritime has been spearheading the development of the sector, and with the latest release of HUGIN Edge, Kongsberg Maritime offers complimentary AUV solutions for the rising AUV Market.

The HUGIN range of autonomous underwater vehicles is characterized by great maneuverability and high accuracy of stabilization. Hydrodynamic shape, accurate instruments, and excellent battery capacity mean these AUVs can be optimized for a variety of industries from oil & gas and renewables to defense and research.

Over time, the range of HUGIN AUVs has evolved to go deeper, longer, and carry a larger payload of sensitive data-collecting sensors which has made HUGIN the most successful commercial off-the-shelf autonomous underwater vehicle ever made.

The AUV has a very stable and quiet hydrodynamic platform and has great maneuverability. It can reach depths of 3000, 4500, and 6000 meters. It has a state-of-the-art Aided Inertial Navigation System (AINS) and has an autonomy of 100 hours at 4 knots. 


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