Sub SEAL

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Sub SEAL vehicles are primarily launched from a hangar attached to the casing of a submarine and are released whilst fully submerged, at depths up to 30msw.

Once launched, Sub SEAL remains submerged for the entire mission. Typically, Sub SEAL carries 8 personnel. The vehicles may approach, or break, the surface for communication or reconnaissance purposes.

Sub SEAL has been designed for rapid mission-specific re-configuration through the change-out of modular sections. 

 

  

 

Example applications for a Sub SEAL include:

  • Delivery of 6-man combat team
  • Host platform for littoral survey package
  • Electronic warfare or reconnaisance platform
  • Port and estuary security
  • Mine countermeasure operations


Power is provided by lithium polymer batteries and a vectored-thruster arrangement, affording sprint speeds of greater than seven knots and a range of 50nm.

Sub SEAL vehicles may also be deployed by surface craft or rotary-wing aircraft.

A smaller variant of Sub SEAL may be transported within a submarine’s flexible payload tube.

 

Deployment & Recovery Options

 

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Sub SEAL may be deployed from a surface ship. JFD can provide Launch & Recovery Systems to meet customer requirements.  

Medium-lift rotary wing aircraft are suitable for the insertion and extraction of an under-slung Sub SEAL vehicle.

 

Propulsion & Control

 

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Power is provided by Lithium Polymer batteries and a vectored-thruster arrangement, affording sprint speeds of greater than seven knots and a range of 96km.

 

SINC System

 

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The Steering Information Navigation Control (SINC) system is common to all vehicles in The SEAL Pod.

SINC manages course, heading and way-point navigation, GPS, communications and reconnaissance equipment.

 

Sub SEAL has been designed for rapid mission-specific re-configuration through the change-out of modular sections.

The following are examples of some of the many configurations available in support of the mission-types described within the applications tab.


 
Swimmer delivery configuration
Carries six EOD or Special Ops personnel plus equipment
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Surveillance package configuration
Telescopic mast with high-resolution sensor suite, recording and communications
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Littoral survey configuration
Side-scan sonar package mounted externally to Sub SEAL
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