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Seaeye Sabertooth A Hybrid AUV/ROV offshore system

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3 Author(s)
Johansson, B. ; Saab Underwater Syst. AB, Sweden ; Siesjö, J. ; Furuholmen, M.

Increasing use and complexity of subsea installations has put focus on the costs of maintaining these systems. In addition, access to these systems is sometimes limited by adverse weather and ice conditions. Conventional methods for intervention, maintenance and repair (IMR) using surface ships and ROVs are very expensive furthermore are response and mobilization times slow. To address this Saab Underwater Systems is in the process of developing a hovering Hybrid AUV/ROV system to remotely perform IMR without or strongly reduced need for a supporting ship. This system is based on the Double Eagle SAROV, a hovering Hybrid AUV/ROV in production for the military market and proven components from Saab Seaeye ROV product range.

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20-23 Sept. 2010