Tritech, a manufacturer of subsea technology products, has announced that it has been selected as the preferred supplier for sonar and acoustic positioning onboard SAAB Seaeye Falcon Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for Försvarets Materielverk, (FMV), the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration.
The ten ROV systems will be deployed for seabed surveys, inspections, light underwater work and recovery of objects and encompass a full suite of Tritech sonars including Gemini multibeam imager, Micron mechanical scanning sonar, PA500 altimeter and MicronNav USBL.
The selection of Tritech’s sonars follows demonstrations at Portland Harbour, Dorset, UK where SAAB Seaeye (UK) invited Tritech to mine countermeasure (MCM) demos. Here Tritech highlighted the capabilities of its underwater sensors and data acquisition and logging software, Seanet Pro, to assist the ROV pilot to navigate, locate and position to target and subsequently obtain visual confirmation of the target.
Chris Lade, Defence Sales Manager, SAAB Seaeye Ltd, comments: “The team tasked with military operations requires a reliable sonar and acoustic tracking system to reduce operation time and cost. Tritech has continually supported SAAB Seaeye with product and engineering support and following our pan-technology demonstration day at Portland, the Tritech sensor suite was found to be the best fit for this project due to its continuous real-time feedback, software control and ultimate reliability in the field.”
Mike Broadbent, Sales Manager, Tritech, comments: “The supply of our equipment to SAAB Seaeye to satisfy this naval order highlights the confidence in our kit for military operations. We were delighted to be part of Saab Seaeye’s leading-edge development in MCM and very pleased our sensors have been selected by the Navy.”
Tritech has been active in the Defence industry for over two decades and its industry-recognised sonar equipment is the first choice for many NATO Navies MCM and neutralisation operations offering innovative, flexible and cost-effective solutions.