Oceanbotics has released the SRV-8 MDV (Mine Disposal Vehicle). Designed to detect and eliminate explosive mine threats quickly and efficiently, the underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) utilizes ECS Special Projects’ Viper MDS technology for neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enabling both commercial and naval EOD teams to locate and deal with mine threats effectively.
The new special purpose ROV prioritizes diver safety and enhances operational efficiency, making the SRV-8 MDV a crucial addition to any EOD dive team. Pairing revolutionary technology with unmatched ease of use, the SRV-8 MDV represents a significant advancement in mine disposal systems.
Operators use the ROV to attach a charge disruptor to the mine using Viper MDS, then retreat the ROV to a safe distance whilst deploying a spooled shock tube tethered to the charge.
By activating the charge through the shock tube, the operator can effectively neutralize the mine threat, ensuring the safety of both personnel and the ROV.
The SRV-8 MDV has a NATO Stock Number and comes with a state-of-the-art imaging sonar for the detection of the mine threats.
Length: 50 cm (19.5 in)
Width: 43 cm (17 in)
Height: 33 cm (13 in)
Weight: 18.6 kg (41 lb)
Depth Rating: 305 m (1,000 ft)