Hampshire made submarines support Norway
Tuesday March 12th, 2019
A Hampshire made unmanned submarine is being used by Norway to monitor pollution in their harbours.
Named the Falcon, the submarine has been developed by Saab Seaeye in Fareham, Hampshire and is the most successful underwater robotic vehicle of its class in the world.
Equipped with the latest intelligent control software the submarine will be used by the Norwegian authorities to survey and inspect underwater cables, pipes and moorings.
The Falcon will also be deployed in support of deep tunnel operations by Norwegian Tunnel Inspection AS, who specialise in ultra-long tunnel inspection at hydroelectric power plants.
Saab Seaeye is the world’s largest manufacturer of underwater robotic systems, exporting 80 per cent of their products to 25 countries internationally.