A third Saab Seaeye Falcon robotic vehicle has been delivered to Underdeep Solutions, enabling the Chile-based company to work reliably in remote locations.
This latest Falcon, supplied by distributor, Marine Vision, is the second 1000m deep-rated version for the company, which specialises in fish farm inspection and support throughout Chile and the region.
Underdeep’s three Falcons are currently working for aquaculture company, Salmones Camanchaca. Along with inspecting nets and moorings, Underdeep deploys its Falcons to perform light tasks around fastenings and buoys, as well as collecting and recovering items.
The new Seaeye Falcon DR is fitted with a five-function manipulator and soft rope cutter, a Kongsberg TV camera, B&W reverse camera, a BlueView multi-beam sonar and an Applied Acoustic high-end USBL.
The Falcon’s concept is to combine five thrusters and Saab Seaeye’s iCON intelligent power and distributed control architecture into an easily handled metre-sized vehicle that can adopt different tools and sensors for undertaking numerous intricate and demanding tasks.
Aother Seaeye model, the Cougar XTi, is being considered as an addition to Underdeep’s vehicle fleet. The 3000m rated Cougar has six SM7 thrusters and Seaeye’s iCON control system.