ATSA designed hybrid electrical and fibre-optic connectors are now in service with the Royal Swedish Navy who operate the Saab Double Eagle MKII/III ROV’s for mine countermeasures. The Double Eagle MKII/III is remotely operated, can be launched and controlled from a ship or shore. It can be operate under harsh conditions and in strong currents.
The “Tether Connector Mk II” is an export success for ATSA and is the result of a continuous process of engineering innovation leading to an R&D project that was begun with internal company funding in 2002. ATSA’s R&D effort has enabled innovation of new products based on lessons learned from operation of the “Double Eagle” Mine Disposal System in the harsh conditions faced by the RAN in Australian waters. The “Tether Connector Mk III” has also been developed and provides enhanced function and performance compared with the Mk II.
Saab Double Eagle MK II Tether Connector installed in a Double Eagle Mk II ROV configured for Mine Disposal
Saab Double Eagle MK III Tether Connector installed in a Double Eagle Mk III ROV-S Vehicle configured for mine search