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AquaPix s we plod forward through the new world ® defned by pandemic, the days, weeks and

Kraken’s family of commercial of the shelf AquaPix sensors months seemingly meld together, and from provide the industry’s highest resoluton imagery, this seat, are fying by fast. It’s hard to con-

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This month Edward Lundquist travels Down Under to deliver an insightful article on trauthwein@marinelink.com the Royal Australian Navy’s efforts to protect task groups from the ever-present threat

Contributing Writers of sea mines. The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) SEA 1778 deployable Mine Counter-

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Measures (MCM) capability is both a small step forward in the spiral development process

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Tom Mulligan, Ireland and a “technological leap” into autonomy.” The story starts on page 18.

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Elaine Maslin’s article “Autonomous ANTX” melds two markets, as at a glance geo- physical seismic surveys and port security may appear to have little in-common. However,

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Irina Vasilets vasilets@marinelink.com aging – and protecting – port facilities. Her story starts on page 34.

Finally, I’d like to offcially welcome Celia Konowe, Marine Technology Reporter’s

Production & Graphic Design summer intern, to our pages (see profle on page 6). Celia will become a regular name

Nicole Ventimiglia nicole@marinelink.com to many of you, as she takes on the gargantuan task of helping to organize the annual “MTR100” for the July/August edition – our 15th annual look at innovative companies,

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