Falcon aids Turkish operations
Saab Seaeye’s Falcon portable underwater vehicle will aid marine operations in Turkey.
Turkish marine operations company, ARAS Marine will use the Falcon to support the wide range of projects it undertakes in both International and Turkish territorial waters. These projects range from marine construction and offshore supply services, to seismic research support, emergency response and salvage and wreck removal.
“Equipped for the wide array of tasks ahead, ARAS’s 1000m depth-rated Falcon comes complete with a fibre optic upgrade, manipulator, soft rope cutter, cameras, Tritech sonar and Applied Acoustics’ USBL system,” said Saab Seaeye.
ARAS can add further systems any time as the Falcon can handle an array of cameras, sensors, tooling and complex systems typically found on much larger robotic vehicles.
The ease of adding systems comes from the Falcon’s iCON intelligent distributed control architecture. Module-focused iCON provides each device with its own microprocessor for individual control – a concept that also makes it future-flexible for evolving technologies.
The Falcon’s 20-year success comes from being a portable, metre-sized, intelligent, powerful, five-thruster, highly manoeuvrable, multi-tasking, easy to use vehicle, depth rated to 1000 metres.
With a reliability record covering over a million hours underwater, including deep tunnel work, the Falcon can remain stable in turbulent waters and strong currents whilst undertaking both robust and precision tasks.
The contract was negotiated through Saab Seaeye’s Turkish distributor, Aspiro.