The small vehicle with real work capabilities. 

The Cougar-XT is a highly flexible and extremely powerful electric ROV depth rated to 2000m. The ROV is fitted with six 500 Volts DC thrusters that provide an increased thrust to improve vehicle handling in high current environments.

The Cougar-XT is designed to accommodate heavy duty tooling via a system of quick-change tool skids making it ideal for survey work, IRM, drill support, light construction projects and salvage support operations. Without a skid it remains a very compact inspection vehicle.

The surface equipment for the Cougar-XT can be provided as free standing units or integrated into a control cabin.


Outstanding Performance

Six thrusters and large payload provide a stable platform for working in strong currents or deep water.


Compact vehicle with a variety of Tooling options designed to deliver results for any survey, IRM, or salvage project. 

Industry Proven

Designed for work in extreme environments, the Cougar XT is superior in power and is recognised for its capability to operate effectively as a compact work ROV.

Cougar-XT Overview
  • Surface Power Supply Unit and Surface Control Unit supplied as free standing units or fitted inside an air conditioned control container. An additional tooling power supply option is available.

  • Surface Equipment includes Hand Control Unit, keyboard and two colour monitors. An additional hand control unit is available for systems fitted with a manipulator skid.

  • Cabin Junction Box for connections between the surface and subsea. Includes Fibre Optic MUX console with two live video, four serial and one Ethernet connection used for data and video transmission. Additional MUX options are available.

  • Operated as a free swimming ROV or in conjunction with a Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS) for depths up to 2000 m.

  • ROV rated to 2000 m fitted with four horizontal thrusters and two vertical thrusters supplied with 500 Volts DC, electronics pod, four LED lights, up to four high resolution cameras, a compass and a depth sensor for vehicle auto heading and auto depth. Auto altitude is available as an option when an altimeter is fitted.


Technical Specifications

Depth Rating (msw)




Length (mm)


Height (mm)


Width (mm)


Weight in air (kg)


Payload (kg)




Forward (kgf)


Laterial (kgf)


Vertical (kgf)


Speed (knots)




Power input phases


Voltage (VAC)




Frequency (Hz)


Battery Capacity (kWh)


Endurance (Hour)


Options, Tools and Accessories
SM7 Cleaning Brush

Cleaning brush incorporating a heavy duty brush plus an SM7 thruster motor.

Water Jet Skid

Water Jet System for cleaning operations. Requires a 3- phase, 4.5 kW power supply unit.

Camera Boom Arms

Skid with camera boom arms fitted.

FMD Skid

Flooded Member Detector (FMD) skid for mounting an FMD tool. The skid is fixed below the ROV and is used for subsea inspections.


Control cabin options include EdgeDVR video recording unit, Video Matrix Switcher, Communications system, and a high-back pilot seat.

Super SeaKing

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.

BlueView Sonar

Multibeam Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment. Ethernet options available for fibre optic vehicles.

Rotary Cutter For 4 Inch

Rotary Cutter used in for cutting through hoses and cables up to 4 inches thick. Requires a 4kW HPU.

Holmatro Cutter

Holmatro Cutter with jaws opening to 144 mm. Requires deep wall tooling skid, additional buoyancy, tooling selector valve, a 3-phase tooling PSU and a 4kW HPU.


High resolution colour or monochrome cameras fitted to the ROV and on the optional TMS.


High Definition (HD) cameras available for the ROV.


Altimeter used to measure the altitude of the ROV above the sea floor. Auto Altitude option available.

Tritech Bathymetric

Bathymetric system with depth sensor and altimeter. Ethernet options available for fibre optic Tigers.

CP Probe

Cathode Potential Probe with either contact or proximity probe options available.


Battery-operated, Xenon emergency strobe used to locate the ROV.

Ocean Laser

Laser options for video survey.

Cygnus Gauge

Complete Cygnus ultrasonic thickness system available to determine the level of corrosion present in a structure.

AAE Track System

Complete acoustic tracking system used to calculate the position of the ROV with a fitted acoustic beacon.

CougarXT Manipulator Skid

Dual five-function heavy duty manipulator system for Cougar XT.

HLK-33900 Cutter

Compact Cutter capable of cutting 38 mm diameter steel wire rope. Includes an intensifier and requires a 4kW HPU.

9kW Tooling PSU

Additional three phase power supply unit used to power tooling options.

Deployment Systems and Control Cabins
Mk6 Winch

Electric Winch with variable speed and directional control. The winch has a capacity of 1,100m of 14mm diameter umbilical.


A-Frame Safe Area Launch and Recovery System (LARS) with Lock Latch or Snubber options. A Zone II upgrade option is available.


Tether Management System (TMS) Type 8 with 250 m of fibre optic tether allowing for the deployment of the ROV at working depth and also providing protection.

Split Cabin

Safe Area 20ft split Control Cabin with a Pilot Control section and a separate high voltage PSU section. Fitted with electric power distribution panels, lighting, air conditioning, heating and 19 inch racks. An optional installed escape hatch is available as is a Zone II upgrade.

Safe Area Cabin 16ft

Safe Area Control Cabin (16 ft) fitted with electric power distribution panels and air conditioning. A Zone II upgrade option is available.


Additional cabin options include: 10 ft standalone workshop.


Running Lock Latch system used for launch and recovery to reduce the strain on the umbilical. Includes a latch release line to free the ROV from the lock latch.


Bobbie Stone
Business Manager

‘Being able to work in a strong tidal flow extends our working window deep into the tidal ranges.’

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