Seafox drone

The Seafox is an anti-mine marine drone. It is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) manufactured by German Company Atlas Elektronik to locate ground and moored mines. There are two versions plus a training version, the orange Seafox-I "inspection" variant has a sonar and INS and the black Seafox-C "combat" round has a 1.4 kg warhead.

HMS Bangor deploys Seafox-C off Libya in 2011
Class overview
Name: SeaFox
Builders: Atlas Electronik
Operators:

 United States

 United Kingdom

 Finland

 Germany

 Netherlands

 Belgium
General characteristics
Type: Unmanned Undersea Vehicle
Length: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: Four independent motors plus hover thruster
Speed: Max. 4kn
Range: 1 km (0.62 mi)
Endurance: ~ 800m

Service history

In 2001 the Royal Navy leased some Seafox for use on HMS Bangor and HMS Blyth off Iraq as part of Operation Telic. Bangor also deployed them off Libya in 2011.


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