The deep rated inspection vehicle with work capabilities. 

The Cougar-XTi is a 3000m rated version of the Cougar-XT featuring Saab Seaeye's distributed intelligence control system known as iCON™. This control system allows each node on the ROV (thrusters, lights, pan and tilt platform etc.) to be individually controlled, tested, isolated and updated. The proven capabilities of the Cougar-XT combined with the use of iCON™ and a high frequency, high voltage, power supply system make the Cougar-XTi a formidable 3000m observation ROV complete with automated self-diagnostics.

The Cougar-XTi is designed to accommodate a wide range of quick-change tooling skids including heavy duty 5-function manipulators that incorporate a rope cutter. The surface equipment for the Cougar-XTi can be provided as free standing units or integrated into a control cabin.



Using Seaeye's Intelligent Control System (iCON™), the system features self-diagnostics and control of individual devices (nodes) on the ROV via touch screens.

Deep Rated

Highly manoeuvrable vehicle designed for inspection and light work at depths of up to 3000 m. 


Designed for work at depth with a variety of tooling options that fit via skids below the Cougar XTi vehicle. 

Cougar-XTi Overview
  • A floor standing 3kV, high frequency Power Supply Unit that provides power for the ROV and tooling with an integrated emergency stop. Includes a Line Insulation Monitor for identification and isolation of earth faults.

  • Pilot Control Units that include touch screens running the graphical user interface (GUI) for vehicle control and diagnostic features, Flight screen monitors that display data and video that are transmitted via Fibre Optic Multiplexers , surface control unit for remote control of the PSU, and a hand control unit for ROV. 

  • Additional surface equipment includes a TMS PSU and TMS foot pedals for the optional TMS, hand control units for tooling options, and a Video Matrix Switcher and DVD Recorder for video outputs.

  • Available as a free swimming ROV or in conjunction with a Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS) for depths up to 3000 m.

  • ROV rated to 3000 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 depth sensor, and a compass pod with integrated Magneto-resistive compass, accelerometers and gyros with pitch and roll outputs 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

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

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.


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.

HLK-33900 Cutter

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


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.

Cougar XTi Manipulator Skid

Dual 5-function manipulator system for Cougar XTi.

Hydro-Lek HPU Skid

4.5kW DC HPU and control valve used for Cougar XTi hydraulic tooling options.

9kW Tooling PSU

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

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins

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.

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