NATO buys remotely operated vehicle for the Spanish Navy

According to information published by NATO, the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency) has acquired a Remotely Operated Vehicle System (ROVS) for the Spanish Navy. The system will provide the Spanish Navy with improved diving support capabilities and will facilitate the execution of their International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office responsibilities.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Remotely operated vehicle Seaeye Jaguar (Picture source: Marine Vision)

The ROVS includes a launch and recovery system, tether management system, hydro acoustic positioning capability and a shipboard control module. The workhorse of the ROVS is a Seaeye Leopard, an innovative mid-size electric ROV that provides optimized transportability and operational capability in a reduced footprint.

The contract was awarded to Saab Seaeye after a complex procurement process. Upon delivery, NSPA will coordinate operator and support training as well as the installation and integration of the ROVS.

The Naval Support Section provides technical and operational support to the 20 navies of the Naval Logistic Support Partnership, delivering projects and meeting supply requirements in home port and providing port services worldwide to ships under way.

Saab Seaeye manufactures electric powered Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems for a wide range of professional applications.

All Saab Seaeye ROVs can accommodate a standard range of tools and accessories. Moreover custom design service for special tools and ROVs for any unique application can be provided. Saab Seaeye also design and manufacture a range of ROV handling systems as well as a choice of Tether Management Systems (TMS), cameras, lights and subsea metal shell connectors.

Seaeye ROVs are also used for scientific research, or in the super yacht industry, as well as by coastal and inshore operators for observation, inspection, environmental work, deep tunnel penetration and survey operations.