Underwater vehicles specialist Saab Seaeye said it has secured a contract with an undisclosed client to deliver the first in a planned fleet of Sabertooth electric robotic vehicles.
Sabertooth is marketed as the only roaming and hovering system that can operate in both fully autonomous (AUV) and tethered (ROV) modes.
The system can carry out tasks including inspection, maintenance and repair, across a wide range of subsea operations to include site investigation surveys through to decommissioning support.
Saab Seaeye said it will work with its customer in making significant further advances in the capability of Sabertooth in order to meet new demands from end-users.
According to the company, a suite of advanced survey sensors will come with each Sabertooth which will be configured to allow additional sensors to be quickly integrated for a range of project specific applications.