Steve Richards

Product: SeaEye Falcon – an underwater robot for superyacht bomb detection

April 12, 2010 by Steve Richards
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SeaEye Falcon is an underwater robot for superyacht bomb detection built by SAAB.

SeaEye has been sold to a company that will lease it to superyacht owners to use as an underwater bomb detector.

The robot belongs to a category called Remotely Operated Vehicle’s or ROV’s.

The sales director of the company, James Douglas, states: “They are used for security, inspecting the bottom of the ship’s hull for bombs, mines and tracking devices.”

The £200,000 robots, built in Portsmouth, UK, are being sold and leased to high net worth individuals in order to increase security on some of the largest and most important superyachts on the water.
James Douglas also added: “These are 100-plus metre superyachts the size of a frigate. There are always people who win in a recession, when everyone else falls on their face.”
This ROV SeaEye Falcon is offering 300 metre depth rating, 450 metre umbilical lead, 4 vectored and vertical thrusters for easy handling and Integral systems diagnostics.
Amongst the Falcon customers there are organizations such as NATO navies, the Russian, Chinese, Romanian and New Zealand Navies, as well as Special Forces in the Middle East. The equipment relays informations from high-resolution camera through the fibre optic cord to the surface equipment, giving a clear picture of the ship’s hull.
“The arrival of Falcon introduced a number of interesting innovations in an ROV of this size and price range,” says SeaEye.

SeaEye Remotely Operated Vehicles are key pieces of commercially viable and state-of-the-art equipment for large superyachts, offering protection and sense of security for the superyacht owner.

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