Sabertooth AUVs Ordered for Offshore Seismic Data Acquisition

Saab’s Sabertooth AUVs will form part of PXGEO’s MantaRay solution for offshore seismic data acquisition and for deployment and recovery of equipment during ocean bottom surveys By Caroline Rees / 06 Jun 2023
Sabertooth AUVs Ordered for Offshore Seismic Data Acquisition
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Marine geophysical company PXGEO has placed an order for more than 20 Sabertooth Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) from Saab – the largest Sabertooth order to date. 

A powerful and versatile underwater vehicle, these Sabertooth AUVs will form part of PXGEO’s MantaRay solution for offshore seismic data acquisition and will be used for deployment and recovery of equipment during ocean bottom surveys. With the ability to perform operations to depths of up to 3,000 meters, Sabertooth is ideal for seabed investigations.

The order value is SEK 620 million and deliveries will take place 2023-2025.

“Together with PXGEO, we are taking the step to make offshore seismic data acquisition fully autonomous,” said Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics. “This is a great achievement, made possible by our combined expertise.” 

“We are excited to bring the efficiency and reliability of the autonomous Sabertooth platform to the offshore seismic industry,” said Tony Bowman, CEO of PXGEO. “The combined efforts between PXGEO’s engineering team and Saab in the development of MantaRay will revolutionize our industry and finally unlock the full potential of ocean bottom node seismic in line with PXGEO’s commitment to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.”

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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