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First Production Order for Chemical Decontamination Units

Following a series of successful acceptance tests and subsequent adoption as part of standard ground equipment for a military aircraft, Coda Octopus Martech (Martech) has received its first production order for Chemical Decontamination Units (CDUs).  

This production order for rugged CDUs is for a well-respected NATO air force and is worth in excess of $850,000.

This product line springs from work originally done in conjunction with some of the UK government’s leading experts in chemical and biological protection. The Martech rugged CDU uses a proven, safe, clean and effective method of removing chemical agents from sensitive equipment.

Designed specifically to allow high value, sensitive equipment such as pilot’s helmets, to be thoroughly decontaminated, the Martech CDU has applications in a wide range of military operations to sanitise many types of technological and personal equipment where contamination by chemical agents may have taken place.

Using a clean and delicate process, the CDU is intended for use in theatre and in hostile environments. The CDU is very simple to operate, requiring no additional facilities or resources and has been designed and tested to cope with the extreme environmental conditions that sometimes exist in military operations.

Blair Cunningham, our President of Technology said “this is a milestone order for Coda Octopus Martech and the Group. We at Coda Octopus look forward to further orders to follow this initial production order, and are very keen to pursue other military and civil applications for this exciting technology, both in the UK and Europe, and elsewhere. This production order coincides with Coda Octopus Martech’s recent move into more spacious new and modern facilities” For more information please see

About Coda Octopus Group, Inc.

Originally founded in 1994 as Coda Technologies, the Coda Octopus Group is now headquartered in Lakeland, Florida.

The Group consists of a Marine Products business located in Lakeland, Florida, Edinburgh, Scotland, Perth, Australia, and Bergen, Norway, and engineering businesses, Coda Octopus Colmek in Salt Lake City, Utah and Coda Octopus Martech in Weymouth, England. Each of the Group companies are technology innovators with a particularly high level of sonar expertise. The Group has facilities in Florida, Utah, the UK, Australia, and Norway.

Alongside providing bespoke engineering and development for defense applications one of the Group's key products is the patented Coda Echoscope® - the first real time 3D sub-sea sonar which is used in oil and gas, underwater construction, search and rescue operations and port and harbor security and constructions. The top end software which runs on the Echoscope® (Underwater Survey Explorer) is also proprietary to Coda Octopus. The Echoscope® is also at the heart of the Underwater Inspection System which is being adopted for port and harbor security, and other applications globally. We have a number of products which are based on our real time 3D technology (Echoscope®, Underwater Inspection System and Dimension® (the latter being a forward looking real time sonar targeted at ROV applications)).

With this patented revolutionizing sub-sea visualization capability, and the existing systems integration skills within Coda Octopus Colmek, Inc. and Coda Octopus Martech Ltd., the Coda Octopus Group believes it can become a world leading integrated sonar technology supplier.

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