Defense: SRVs, ROVs & UUVs

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Ensure the safety of your crew with Defense: SRVs, ROVs & UUVs

Forum Subsea Vehicles encompasses two of the best known brands in the design and build of remote intervention vehicles, namely Perry Systems and Sub-Atlantic. The vehicles business offers the subsea industry an extensive range of remotely operated vehicles from inspection, survey through to deepwater construction. In addition, Perry Systems also produce submersible systems, designed and built specifically for the military markets.

Perry Systems has a wealth of experience in the design, manufacture, testing / commissioning and operation of submersible vehicles. Since 1974, the company has produced over 450 manned and unmanned systems including rescue submersibles and ROVs with special purpose tooling. Technology has advanced remarkably since the production of the first ‘LR’ class submersible and today’s SRVs are built to free fly under battery power, and are capable of diving in depths of 600 meters to rescue up to 18 submarines per dive. The latest Nato submarine, which completed extensive sea trial s in 2008, is on constant standby for rescue operation in any part of the world and is specifically packaged for rapid deployment by air transport with all other surface elements of NSRS. The rescue system has a normal operating depth which exceeds the survival depth of many full size submarines.

The SRV is a manned submersible and was developed from previous rescue vehicles. It is operated by a three man crew and capable of rescuing 15 crew.

General characteristic:

  • 10m long
  • Weighs 29 tonnes
  • All steel, single piece hull
  • Capable of operating at depths of•> 600metres
  • Can mate with distressed submarine at angles of up to 60 degrees

Much of the technology developed by Perry Systems for oil and gas sector has been further developed for applications for the defence market, such as:

  • Intervention Class ROV (IROV) for locating and surveying distressed submarines (DISSUB) and delivering the emergency life-support stores (ELSS)
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  • Deck located control rooms
  • Launch and recovery systems
  • Manipulator arms for torpedo recovery
  • Sticky foot
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  • ELSS pods (Emergency Life Support Stores) which are pressure tight pods used by Navies as part of a distressed submarine rescue system. In the event that a submarine becomes stranded on the sea bed, ELSS containers are posted into the submarine’s hatches to deliver life preserving stores to the crew until a full rescue can be mounted
    Forum Perry Slingsby ELSS pods (Emergency Life Support Stores)

Sub-Atlantic has a long history of supplying ROV systems to the military market, ranging from small observation to light work class vehicles.

These may be deployed on a range of tasks including diver support, seabed survey, mine-countermeasures, port security, intruder detection, under hull search, munitions recovery, submarine rescue and a variety of other survey/search /recovery tasks. Our advanced control system, SubCAN allows for precise autopositioning, preprogrammed manoeuvres and ‘hands free’ station keeping in situations of strong and changing currents whilst also providing real time monitoring / feedback of sensors and components.

With a proven track record in the defence market, Perry Systems and Sub-Atlantic are proud to be the manufacturers of choice by many of the world’s military and naval forces, and they will continue to develop cutting edge technology which will keep them in the forefront of the subsea industry.

Whatever the mission, Forum subsea vehicles has a solution.