Teledyne Technologies‘ SeaBotix subsidiary has secured a multimillion contract to update underwater remotely operated vehicles for the Defense Department.
The company said Tuesday the contract covers the delivery of 60 new vLBV300 ROV systems to explosive ordnance disposal mobile units worldwide.
SeaBotix received the operational capability upgrade contract through DoD’s Atlantic Diving Supply distributor.
The vLBV300 ROV systems will be fitted with commercial off-the-shelf equipment, SeaBotix’s tracked crawler attachment skid, altimeter and USBL/GPS navigation, imaging sonar and tooling options and the SmartFlight autonomous ROV navigation package.
William Kikendall, president of Teledyne SeaBotix, said the company’s ROV systems are designed to perform various functions for the military and help protect the men and women in service from potential threats.