Kongsberg Maritime readies HUGIN Superior AUV

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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.