Kongsberg Maritime last month announced that a delivery contract for a HUGIN Endurance AUV System has been placed by an undisclosed partner. HUGIN Endurance is a long-range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle designed for shore-to-shore operations. It is the largest member of the HUGIN Family of AUVs measuring approximately 11 meters in length, with a diameter of 1.2 m and weighing in at around 7,000 kgs.Since the launch in 2021, HUGIN Endurance has garnered interest from the defence sector, but also from commercial operators with a focus on reducing both the carbon footprint and cost of survey campaigns. The most obvious capability is the ability to operate from shore with unrivalled area coverage. Whilst the vehicle is larger, it retains many of the proven, commercial-off-the-shelf capabilities found across the entire HUGIN range. The key changes include in-mission processing and data handling plus enhanced fault management for autonomous missions. A system of graceful degradation has been implemented providing redundancy and resilience for key safety capabilities.