DSEI 2015

Predator prowls the deep [DSEI15, D1]

15 September 2015

Marine electronic equipment specialist Seatronics (Stand S9-496) is showcasing the versatile inspection-class Predator remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

The Predator, built in Scotland, is a 300m depth-rated ROV developed to meet the demanding operating environments for reliable underwater inspection, precise underwater navigation, identification and disruption/ removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and other potential subsea hazards.

Predator uses the latest SeeByte CoPilot control software. This allows a pilot to fly the vehicle by on-screen mouse clicks, returning to previously marked targets, and running predefined survey paths. This feature enables much greater efficiencies and accuracies in any UXO or potentially hazardous operations.

In addition, all vehicle functions are monitored by high capability diagnostic electronics, which will identify fault sectors that may be problematic, without loss of control to the vehicle. Seatronics is making its debut at this year’s DSEI.

Although experienced in the field of offshore survey and construction support operations, the company is now looking to enter the inshore underwater security and UXO market.

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