trailblazer is a tethered, high speed,
remotely operated vehicle. It is capable
of operating to depths of 1640 ft (500
m) in tidal currents, while carrying out
a variety of military, scientific, industrial,
or mine countermeasure missions.
has executed trials under operational
conditions and has proven its effectiveness
in the location, identification, and disposal
of underwater objects. The design criteria
used in developing a system most suited
to the mine countermeasure roles envisioned
included the following:
propulsion system to allow ease of maneuvering
in strong tidal currents and to reduce
overall mission time.
from the surface gives it the ability
to carry out missions for extended periods
and acoustic signatures.
for both sonar and TV systems which allow
for rapid identification of underwater
carrying capabilities allow the transport
of a number of mine disposal charges.
and easy operation.
airfreight container can be used as the
system's combat information center. This
container also provides for vehicle storage
and shipping. When used in this configuration,
it provides rapid deployment and fast
mobilization in the world.
can be used when the vehicle is on the
surface. It enables the pilot to maneuver
the ROV as required during launch and
recovery from a remote location when mine
hunting. This eliminates the need to recover
the vehicle when moving from contact to
contact. The console is normally used
during all subsea operations.
to provide the most up to date, recent
specifications on these ROV systems. However,
ROV system specifications are changing
all the time, so please double check with
the manufacturer to insure the specifications
are correct before making a decision in
using or purchasing these systems.