Belgium to deliver R7 Remotely Operated Vehicles to Ukraine

According to exclusive information Navy Recognition has obtained, Belgium will send Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) 7 to Ukraine built by ECA Robotics Belgium.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 ECA Group's Remotely Operated Vehicle R7. (Picture source: ECA Group)

The Belgian Navy currently has REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicles that are compact, lightweight, and designed for operation in coastal environments up to 100 meters in depth.

The REMUS 100 can be configured to include a wide variety of standard and/or customer-specified sensors and system options to meet your unique autonomous mission requirements.

Nevertheless, the Minister speaks in her interview about underwater drones built by ECA Robotics Belgium. It is a brand-new Belgian subsidiary of the French company ECA Group.

Navy Recognition is able to affirm that the product which will be delivered to Ukraine by Belgium is the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) 7.

About the ROV 7

The ECA GROUP's R7 is a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) which combines the compactness and ease of deployment of mini-ROVs with the performance, speed and payload carrying capacity of professional observation-class ROVs.

Fast, modular and easy to deploy, the R7 is designed for oceanographers, hydrographers, fish farmers and operators of submerged structures for all their underwater missions up to a depth of 300m, including inspection, observation, surveillance, maintenance and object recovery.

The R7 incorporates the latest developments in digital technology for some of the highest quality images on the market. The plug-and-play connection of payloads is facilitated by the 100% digital architecture, giving the R7 its scalable character.

The R7 also stands out in terms of ergonomics thanks to its highly intuitive Human Machine Interface and ease of use.

The R7 can also be equipped with a manipulator arm with up to five functions, making it extremely manoeuvrable. It can easily handle or recover objects up to 2kg.