Top 3 Uses for Mini-ROVs in the Navy
The applications for Deep Trekker mini-ROVs are plentiful and range across a number of different industries. The security industry, in particular naval operations, is one that since the launch of our DTX2 ROV and Diveable Control System, where we have been able to expand our list of applicable uses.
In this post we are going to explore the top three uses for mini-ROVs in the Navy.
Deep Trekker ROVs are the perfect tool for Navy personnel to perform regular hull inspections. With Deep Trekker DTG2 and DTX2 models, the ROV can be deployed from the side of the ship at any point to investigate any potentially compromised areas. Traditionally hull inspections take place through the means of dry docking (draining all of the water out from the docks surrounding the vessel), but this process can be lengthy and expensive. Dry docking every time there is the worry of a compromise can thus be seen as inefficient when a tool like the DTX2 can be used to check on the hull.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
In many situations, divers can in fact be replaced by a mini-ROV in situations such as this. Of course, having a diver in the water has a number of benefits by allowing for human judgement, but in situations such as this, the risks are simply too big. DTG2 and DTX2 ROVs can be used for munition identification and neutralization. By using the grabber arm, the Navy is able to deliver payloads to the targets to neutralize them.
For example, the DTG2 ROV was used in a recent munitions response project performed by CH2M. Check out the story here.