The new Klein AUV-MAKO is the next generation of Integrated Sonar Payload for micro, small and medium sized Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV).

The AUV-MAKO consists of several individual sonars with tightly integrated processing to provide superior performance in a low volume and energy efficient package.

  • Focus Side Scan – “SAS like imagery”
  • Nadir gapfiller (MA-X) – patented design
  • Swath bathymetry
  • Hazard Avoidance Sonar (HAZ)
  • Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)


The AUV-MAKO is designed according to Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I), to ensure a guaranteed upgrade path for the customers.

Block 1: Sidescan + Gapfiller
Block 2: Integrated bathy
Block 3: Integrated ATR for Block 1 configuration
Block 4: Hazard Avoidance (HAZ) 
Block 5: Full Domain ATR

Key Features

  • Full Swath Coverage
  • Superior Resolution
  • Hazard and Upslope Detection
  • Integrated payload with low volume and power
  • Real-time onboard Full Domain ATR


  • Hydrographic Survey
  • Mine Counter Measure (MCM)
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Environmental Survey