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• MARITIME MINE THREAT EXPERTS VISIT SAAB SEAEYE
  09 February 2016
• HYDRO-LEK BUSINESS FACILITIES MOVE TO FAREHAM
  02 February 2016
• LOUIS DREYFUS TRAVOCEAN ORDER TWO SAAB SEAEYE LEOPARDS
  28 January 2016

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9 February 2016

MARITIME MINE THREAT EXPERTS VISIT SAAB SEAEYE

With threats from underwater mines and waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever present, an international group of defence and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures visited Saab Seaeye's UK facility.

The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and neutralising mines and waterborne IEDs.

The robotic vehicles are designed to work remotely to reduce the risk towards mine disposal personnel at sea and in waterways.

"It was an opportunity for specialists in the field to share the company's vision for mine countermeasures and the challenging aspects of maritime defence" says Agneta Kammeby, Head of Saab Underwater Systems.

The visitors saw the highly specialised technology needed for these vehicles to perform in difficult environmental conditions and strong sea currents.

The range of vehicles on view included the Sea Wasp, designed for disposal of underwater IEDs; MuMNS, a multi-shot mine neutralisation system; the AUV 62 MR, a mine reconnaissance AUV; SAROV, a mine-countermeasure AUV/ROV; and the Leopard – the world's most powerful compact electric work ROV. These leading solutions have been created by combining technology from both, Saab Seaeye's commercial and defence underwater systems.

 
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Designed to disarm waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the SeaWasp is small enough for fast and easy deployment.
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The new multi-shot mine neutralisation system, MuMNS, is a pioneering concept designed to speed mission advance.
Designed to disarm waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the SeaWasp is small enough for fast and easy deployment.   The new multi-shot mine neutralisation system, MuMNS, is a pioneering concept designed to speed mission advance.
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The visiting military and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures toured in groups to examine the technology on view.
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The Leopard is the most powerful electric work ROV in the world for its size.
The visiting military and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures toured in groups to examine the technology on view.   The Leopard is the most powerful electric work ROV in the world for its size.

Saab Seaeye is the world's largest electric underwater vehicle manufacturer and technology leader with the most advanced range of tethered, autonomous and hybrid vehicle systems. Their robotic systems and tooling solutions are engineered to address the diverse range of underwater tasks found across commercial, defence and scientific markets.

For more information contact:

Matt Bates
Saab Seaeye Limited
+44 (0)1489 898 000

www.seaeye.com


02 February 2016

HYDRO-LEK BUSINESS FACILITIES MOVE TO FAREHAM, HAMPSHIRE

Following the acquisition of Hydro-Lek, Saab Seaeye are pleased to announce that the Hydro-Lek business has now been transferred to Fareham and is fully operational.

Effective from 1st January 2016, the combined companies will operate under the Saab Seaeye name. The Hydro-Lek brand will remain and customers can still reach Hydro-Lek sales and operation staff who are now based at Fareham.

HYDRO-LEK BUSINESS FACILITIES MOVE TO FAREHAM, HAMPSHIRE
Colin Barton, Hydro-Lek Operations Manager

"We would like to reassure our valued customers that our services will not be adversely affected by the move - on the contrary, by tapping into Saab Seaeye's technical and operational expertise, Hydro-Lek's products and services will be further enhanced," says Hydro-Lek operations manager, Colin Barton.

Saab Seaeye sees the move bringing greater product content to the company and represents an important step in the company's growth strategy.

"There is a strong technology synergy," says Saab Seaeye's managing director, Jon Robertson. "Manipulators and tools are key elements in the design and function of underwater vehicles and integrating Hydro-Lek into our operation at Fareham means we can fully direct our technological expertise, operational resources and service support towards advancing the Hydro-Lek technology."

Saab Seaeye is the world's largest manufacturer of electric ROVs, and now includes Saab's underwater vehicle range of tethered, autonomous and hybrid underwater vehicle systems for the defence industry.

For more information contact:

Matt Bates
Saab Seaeye Limited
+44 (0)1489 898 000

www.seaeye.com


28 January 2016

LOUIS DREYFUS TRAVOCEAN ORDER TWO SAAB SEAEYE LEOPARDS

Specialist submarine cable installation company, Louis Dreyfus TravOcean, has ordered two Saab Seaeye Leopards for touchdown monitoring and support.

Long established experts in laying and protecting submarine cable, Louis Dreyfus TravOcean provide turnkey installations worldwide and are specialists in the design and construction of trenching equipment.

The pioneering Leopard work vehicle, with its eleven thrusters and iCON intelligent control system will provide TravOcean with a stable work platform that is unrivalled amongst ROVs – particularly in strong currents.

Greater flight stability under variable loads is delivered by the iCON system – including pitch and roll stabilisation – to give stable flight even with large tools and sensors deployed.

ICON independently manages each device on the vehicle, including auto redundancy to keep the ROV working even with multiple equipment damage.

Effectively, the Leopard thinks for itself, leaving the operator free to concentrate on the task at hand.

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Seaeye Leopard
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Seaeye Leopard
The Leopard is ideal for touchdown monitoring operations.

This independent control comes from relocating the brains of the system into sensors and actuators around the vehicle – having refined the main electronics into an intelligent power distribution and data hub. The user also gets greater information and maintenance is far simpler and quicker.

Free from centralised electronics, the Leopard's distributed intelligence allows for systems to be changed or added without the need to partially dismantle the vehicle. It also offers building–block simplicity for system reconfiguration, along with remote internet access for upgrades and support.

The chassis has been designed with rapid reconfiguration and easy maintenance in mind. A large open payload bay within the vehicle allows for ample tooling and survey sensors to be installed rapidly on sliding trays.

Its one tonne through–frame lift capability and four point docking system for tooling skids allows more demanding payloads to be added.

Users of the Leopard work ROV report being impressed by its work capabilities and compare it favourably to hydraulic work vehicles. The inspiration behind the concept, says Saab Seaeye, was to produce a vehicle able to undertake the widest possible range of work tasks, in the most diverse environments, at the lowest cost of ownership.

Saab Seaeye is the world's largest manufacturer of electric ROVs, and now includes Saab's underwater vehicle range of tethered, autonomous and hybrid underwater vehicle systems for the defence industry.

Louis Dreyfus TravOcean, founded in Marseilles has acquired years of unique expertise in the fields of submarine installation and protection in all types of seabed – very soft to very hard – in shallow waters and with all cable types.

For more information contact:

Matt Bates
Saab Seaeye Limited
+44 (0)1489 898 000

www.seaeye.com

Olivier Le Nagard
Louis Dreyfus TravOcean
+33 (0)442 18 34 12

www.ldtravocean.com