AUVs and Underwater Acoustics for Anti Submarine Warfare and Mine Counter-Measures (MCM)

RTSYS Selects Distributor for AUVs and Subsea Technologies

By Mike Ball / 25 Oct 2021

RTSYS COMET-300 AUV

RTSYS has selected Seatronics as a global distributor for its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) products. The AUVs include the Comet-300 and NemoSens vehicles, and the PAM range includes solutions ideal for environmental monitoring and research, as well as installation phases of offshore wind farm development.

The Comet-300 AUV features high-definition sonar imaging capabilities, and is designed to cover large underwater areas quickly and with high accuracy by offering precise real-time tracking and positioning. NemoSens is a micro-AUV designed as a cost-effective, lightweight and modular alternative that offers the same capabilities of live tracking and high repositioning with constant accuracy to less than 5 m. Both AUVs will be available through Seatronics global bases, along with the RTSYS range of PAM sensors, including underwater recorders, data buoys and remote stations.

Pierre-Alexandre Caux, business director at RTSYS, commented: “Partnering with such a reputable company is a proud milestone that highlights the growth of RTSYS. Our PAM and AUV solutions fit perfectly with Seatronics’ global network of customers, so this new relationship is an obvious and natural step. The strong partnership will also bring significant added value for RTSYS’s historical customers that are looking for combined operations using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and AUVs. Seatronics’ VALOR ROV and the COMET-300 AUV will complement each other in campaigns for scientific mapping; offshore wind farms; inspection, repair and maintenance; search and rescue; and mine countermeasures during the localisation, identification and classification phases.”

Brett Laurenson, sales director for Seatronics, added: “Over the past couple of years at Seatronics we have decided to diversify our offering while remaining true to our core business. This relationship with RTSYS ties in perfectly with that plan and exposes us to a whole range of new opportunities. We have a long and enviable track record of successfully working with technology companies, so we are very excited to start this new chapter with the team at RTSYS.”

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