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 30m.

Once launched, Sub SEAL remains submerged for the entire mission. Typically, Sub SEAL carries eight 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 six-man combat team
  • Host platform for littoral survey package
  • Electronic warfare or reconnaisance platform
  • Port & 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 50 nm.

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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