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DSEI 2021: SubSea Craft confident design will deliver

20th September 2021 - 15:38 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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VICTA in the Portsmouth Camber Docks. (Photo: SubSea Craft)

SubSea Craft's VICTA diver delivery unit has begun sea trials. Surface trials will be undertaken first, with subsurface trials due to start in 2022.

UK manufacturer SubSea Craft has launched sea trials of its VICTA diver delivery unit with a view to beginning subsurface trials next year.

In its first round of testing, SubSea Craft CEO Scott Verney told Shephard, VICTA would undergo static trials on the water before progressing to dynamic testing. The same model will be followed for the later subsurface trials.

VICTA is designed to operate at a speed of up to 40kt on the surface over 250nmi before transitioning to the subsurface for the covert delivery of divers or equipment.

Asked whether he expected the trials to result in any …

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