HUGIN Endurance Delivery Contract
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Nov 1, 2022

HUGIN Endurance Delivery Contract

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that a delivery contract for a HUGIN Endurance AUV System has been placed by an undisclosed partner.

HUGIN Endurance is a long-range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) designed for shore-to-shore operations. It is the largest member of the HUGIN Family of AUVs measuring approximately 11 m in length, with a diameter of 1.2 m and weighing in at around 7,000 kgs.

Since the launch in 2021, HUGIN Endurance has garnered interest from the defence sector, but also from commercial operators with a focus on reducing both the carbon footprint and cost of survey campaigns. The most obvious capability is the ability to operate from shore with unrivalled area coverage.

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Whilst the vehicle is larger, it retains many of the proven, commercial-off-the-shelf capabilities found across the entire HUGIN range. The key changes include in-mission processing and data handling plus enhanced fault management for autonomous missions. A system of graceful degradation has been implemented providing redundancy and resilience for key safety capabilities.

“HUGIN Endurance pushes the boundaries for autonomous over-the-horizon operations of an AUV” said Richard Mills, Vice President of Marine Robotics Sales. “It has taken more than 30 years of hard-won experience to enable us to deliver this capability in such a short time. It builds on the proven capabilities of HUGIN and HUGIN Superior, and together with the recently launched HUGIN Edge demonstrates the art of the possible with AUVs.”