Military and police forces that protect our world count on having robust tools to ensure their assignments can be completed as safely and quickly as possible. Some of their tools include land robots, aerial drones and high-tech night-vision devices. Deep Trekker is now an option when a specific job requires underwater inspection or inspection.
Last month Deep Trekker attended CANSEC, the largest military exposition in Canada. A recurring topic of conversation among attendees was ‘remote-first’ missions to keep soldiers and military divers as safe as possible. Remote-first underwater inspection missions rely on underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), colloquially named ‘underwater drones’, to observe and assess a situation before sending divers into the water.
Underwater ROVs have traditionally been cumbersome, expensive and difficult to deploy quickly. The Deep Trekker ROVs have a deployment time of under a minute. This is a key factors that has prompted many navies, police forces, S&R groups, and military outfits to use Deep Trekker ROVs in their day-to-day operations.
Let’s dive into some of these situations to get a better idea of how military and police are taking advantage of the remote-first approach to underwater investigations.
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Last fall, we completed a training day for local law enforcement personnel to learn best practices for search and recovery using ROVs and Sonar systems. Want to learn more? See the overview here.
All in all, military and police officers handle a wide variety of security challenges. It makes sense that an underwater tool, such as the Deep Trekker ROV is being integrated in so many different ways.
For me, one of the most interesting ways military divers have integrated ROVs into their protocols is by actually operating them themselves below the surface. Deep Trekker's new Diveable Control System has long life internal batteries and a robust waterproof controller. A diver can send the ROV ahead of them to scout out unknown or confined areas prior to broaching it themselves.
We certainly had a great time at CANSEC this year. The applications outlined above are just some of the ways ‘remote-first’ investigations are currently being done with Deep Trekker ROVs. Do you have any other suggestions? Comment in the section below.
We also encourage you to learn more about Deep Trekker's ROVs for military use.
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