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Kongsberg Maritime readies HUGIN Superior AUV

Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime is expecting to complete development of its HUGIN Superior multirole autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) by the end of 2019, company officials told Jane’s .

The HUGIN Superior will be the newest and largest member of the company’s HUGIN family of modular AUVs, measuring 6.6 m long, 0.875 in diameter, and 2,200 kg in weight. The current flagship HUGIN 6000 AUV is 6.2 m long and weighs 1,850 kg.
The HUGIN Superior will be the flagship model for Kongsberg Maritime’s HUGIN family of multirole autonomous underwater vehicles after it is fully developed.Photo by: Kongsberg Maritime

The new AUV development, which was launched in December 2018 in Horten, Norway, is designed to manoeuvre at depths of up to 6,000 m, drawing power from a hot swappable and pressure tolerant 62.5 kWh lithium polymer battery.