The HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle is built by Kongsberg Maritime. Two variants are available with depth ratings to 1000 or 3000 meters. The AUV can carry a variety of payloads for sub-sea sensing, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare.
HUGIN was originally developed in 1995 by a consortium including Statoil, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Norsk Undervannsintervensjon (NUI) and Kongsberg. The vehicles are in service with the Royal Norwegian and Finnish Navies.
HUGIN Hunts Mines During IMCMEX 2013
22 May 2013 - A Norwegian HUGINS AUV operates from the fleet tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) in the Persian Gulf during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013.
HUGIN (and Saab's Double Eagle II) in action with the Finnish Navy's MHC Purunpää during the Northern Coast 2014 (NOCO14) mine hunting exercise.