Sound Ocean Systems, SUTEC Awarded NavSea MMUROV Contract
Sound Ocean Systems, Inc.
(SOSI) of Redmond, Wash., has been awarded a major contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the supply of Multi-Mission Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (MMUROV) systems. SOSI is teamed with SUTEC (Scandinavian Underwater Technology) of Linkoping, Sweden, to deliver two complete systems to meet the Navy's multiple requirements for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Craft of Opportunity (COOP) and Maritime Defense Zone (MARDZ) programs. The subsea vehicle and controls are based on the SUTEC Sea Eagle and Sea Owl family of systems. Dubbed the Sea Eagle Mk III, the vehicle is capable of exceeding four knots when fully deployed. It is actively stabilized in three axes and will be capable of carrying, deploying and activating a payload.
The complete system includes a launch and retrieval system, tether control and storage, navigation sonar, acoustic tracking system, main station and remote control consoles and system generator. Sound Ocean Systems will also provide training, integrated logistics, documentation and engineering services.
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