SUBROV | UTILITY SUBMERSIBLE
The role of the submarine is changing. Where traditionally it acted as a deterrent with the ability to sink ships, it is now increasingly seen as an intelligence gathering tool, with operators using its covert capability.
SUBROV is the ideal system to aid this transition. It has a modular and scalable design which allows the easy integration of new tools and sensors, enabling operators to perform all imaginable tasks without the need to modify their submarines.
The SUBROV is a ROV system that is controlled and operated from a submarine. The system comprises an ROV and a winch, including a tether management system and an operator console.
The system is handled like a heavyweight torpedo, and uses the same handling equipment once it is aboard the submarine. It is launched and retrieved from a 21-inch torpedo tube.
Integrating the system is straightforward. The torpedo A-cable is used for communication and power supply, the torpedo locking devices are used to secure SUBROV in the tube. A standalone operator console is used inside the submarine to operate the system.
It is not necessary to modify the submarine at this level of integration. SUBROV has a six degrees of freedom control system that makes it a highly manoeuvrable, stable and versatile vehicle that can be configured for a multitude of tasks, including: