Reykjavik, Iceland – September 24, 2018: A global leader in the provision of low logistic Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Teledyne Gavia announces that it has recently signed a framework agreement for spares and support for Gavia vehicles with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization. As a part of this agreement Gavia modules including a Sonar Transponder Module (STM) were recently delivered to DALO as spares for a Gavia system that was delivered in 2008. Notably the originally delivered Gavia vehicle is still operational after significant use over the past decade by the Danish Navy.
The STM module from Scanmatic AS of Norway is a module for receiving and retransmitting sonar signals which allows for a standard Gavia vehicle to be utilized as an ASW training target to train sonar operators. The STM consist of a flooded transducer compartment, an electronic compartment and a hydrophone that is towed behind the Gavia AUV and is capable of simulating pre-programmed target characteristics. The STM is programmable to emulate different type of realistic submarine target sizes and speeds for cost effective and re-usable ASW training capability
When a Gavia vehicle is not utilizing the STM module, it can be configured for a variety of other applications including MCM, SAR and REA applications. STM modules are suitable for use with all existing Gavia vehicles in the field.
The Gavia AUV is an autonomous sensor platform that is user configurable by the addition of one or more sensor, navigation or battery modules by means of a unique twist lock system. The Gavia AUV is a fully low logistics modular system designed for operation from vessels of opportunity and has the greatest depth rating of any vehicle in its class. The modular design of the Gavia ensures maximum mission flexibility and system upgradability. Module options include acoustic payloads for ASW training, various side scan sonars, multibeams, camera, and an array of environmental sensors.
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About Teledyne Gavia
Teledyne Gavia provides turnkey survey solutions to customers undertaking a variety of tasks for military, commercial and scientific applications. The Gavia AUV can carry an array of sensors and custom payload modules that make it perfect for any research, monitoring or surveillance task where autonomy, cost and ease of deployment matters. Its modular design allows for rapid sensor reconfiguration and battery replacement. Teledyne Gavia’s manufacturing facility comprises a 1,500 square meter building in Kopavogur, Iceland, with research, engineering, production, and sea trial facilities on Iceland’s North Atlantic coast. For more information, visit Teledyne Gavia’s website at www.teledynemarine.com/gavia
About Teledyne Marine
Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration over the past ten years, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support. www.teledynemarine.com