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Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) - HUGIN Endurance

HUGIN® Endurance is the newest member of the HUGIN AUV family and enables unsupervised shore-to-shore operations over long ranges.

HUGIN Endurance capabilities

HUGIN Endurance can be configured with a range of sensors focused on mission capabilities and situational awareness. This includes the proven hydro-acoustic instruments for mapping and inspection purposes, such as the KONGSBERG HISAS family of synthetic aperture sonars and the EM® family of multibeams. Both underwater and surface awareness sensors are used for autonomous decision making.

Key Features

  • Low carbon footprint
  • Uninterrupted shore-to-shore operations; up to 15 days mission duration
  • Unsupervised geophysical survey
  • 2200 km / 1200 nm mission range
  • 1100 km2 mapped area with combined HISAS and EM bathymetry
  • 6000m depth rating
  • Sunstone INS with world leading performance
  • Launch and Recovery from shore or ship of opportunity.


HUGIN has been continuously evolving since development began in 1991. From the first commercial survey in 1997, KONGSBERG and our partners at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) have been at the forefront of underwater robotic technology. HUGIN Endurance is a new addition to the HUGIN family of AUVs, building on 30 years of experience and providing the most capable commercial offering within the large-diameter AUV segment.

View the webinar regarding HUGIN Endurance


Endurance HUGIN Endurance is capable of mission ranges up to 2200 km. This is equivalent to the sailing distance from New York City to Cuba.
Payload capacity   HUGIN Endurance can be fitted with a variety of sensors for different applications, including HISAS1032 dual receiver and EM2040 dual receiver for accurate seabed mapping and inspection. Environmental sensors and 3rd party sensor integrations are also available.
Navigation   HUGIN Endurance comes with the World leading KONGSBERG Sunstone inertial navigation system with HISAS micronavigation, terrain-referenced navigation and single transponder navigation aiding for unsupervised operations.
Surface awareness   HUGIN Endurance uses surface awareness sensors to avoid other marine traffic during communication with the remote operating center.
Remote operations center HUGIN Endurance supports remote operation through Kognifai. Integration with other data platforms is available.

Services and support

  • 24/7 Technical support

    Our 24/7 technical support team is there to help at any time, day or night, wherever your vessel is.


    We understand the importance of having the right parts, available in the right place, at the right time.

  • Training

    Ensure that your crew is properly and thoroughly trained. This will reduce operational risk, downtime and maximise return on asset investment.

How can I help you?

Richard Mills
Vice President Marine Robotics Sales


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