Recent developments in Brazil and Colombia reflect a trend towards domestic UAV manufacturing.
ECA Group delivers H300V ROV to Ultrasea
ECA Group has delivered an H300V ROV demonstration unit to the Chilean company Ultrasea.
Ultrasea provides aquaculture services and provides solutions in the field of underwater robotics, naval engineering and maritime services. The H300V will be used to perform demonstrations for applications including aquaculture, fish farms inspection and monitoring, fishing net and line inspection, cartography and cleaning operations.
The H300V is an observation class ROV designed to operate in harsh environments. The portable and compact ROV is equipped with four horizontal vectored thrusters and can reach speeds of up to 3.5kt. The ROV can record videos and data under strong currents at 300m depth.
The H300-V integrates in standard one navigation black and white TV camera and an inspection colour zoom TV camera with optical zoom mounted on a pan and tilt unit. It can be fitted with a wide range of payloads, including any type of sonar, USBL; electric manipulator arms; and altimeter with auto altitude function.
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