According to a contract notice, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has purchased three VideoRay Defender Remotely Operated Vehicles.
The value of the contract is listed as £1,146,927.25.
What is the ‘Defender’?
The system is a remotely operated underwater vehicle, essentially a tethered underwater device.
According to the builder’s website:
“The Mission Specialist Defender configuration is designed for more precise control of the vehicle position and orientation, heavier payloads, and demanding intervention, such as rendering unexploded ordnance safe or cleaning nets for offshore fish farms. With seven thrusters, the Defender is able to move in any direction, and maintain active pitch to face the vehicle in an upward or downward orientation. The addition of third party control and navigation software from Greensea Systems or Seebyte makes the Defender a popular configuration for dangerous or heavy-duty missions.”
“The VideoRay Defender utilises a system of interchangeable, modular components that communicate through a single, intelligent network. The highly flexible and customisable platform of the VideoRay Mission Specialist Defender can be easily adapted to target specific missions.”The post UK purchases ‘VideoRay Defender’ Remotely Operated Vehicles first appeared on UK Defence Journal.
By: George Allison
Title: UK purchases ‘VideoRay Defender’ Remotely Operated Vehicles
Sourced From: ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-purchases-videoray-defender-remotely-operated-vehicles/
Published Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:08:30 +0000
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