Israeli university orders Seaeye Leopard
Saab will supply its Seaeye Leopard underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to Israel’s University of Haifa under an order announced on 18 July.
The ROV will support the university’s recently opened deep-sea research centre, and the wider marine research community in Israel known as the Mediterranean-Sea Research Center of Israel (MERCI). The focus will be on scientific study, education and research including environmental monitoring and marine archaeology.
The 3000m-rated Leopard can operate in both shallow and deep water. The system’s 11-strong thruster power and iCON intelligent control architecture provides stability, including pitch and roll stabilisation whilst working in strong cross-currents, and precise manoeuvrability inside complex structures.
Leopard has a large open payload bay with sliding trays for rapid reconfiguration and easy maintenance, allowing a range of interchangeable tooling and survey sensors to be fitted.
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