The industry benchmark inspection and observation vehicle.

Widely regarded as the leading observation and inspection vehicle within the oil and gas industry, the Tiger is also increasingly chosen by defence and marine science seeking increased capability in deep water. 

The Tiger is a very stable platform, with excellent manoeuvrability and performance in strong currents. Its open frame construction and generous payload offer the possibility of adding a wide range of tools and sensors as well as interchangeable tool skids.

The Tiger is available as a free-swimming vehicle down to depths of 450m. For greater depths down to 1000m, a Tether Management System (TMS) is available. 



Five thrusters provide a stable platform for observation, inspection and diver support.


Internationally regarded as the industry standard observation and inspection vehicle.


Engineered design options to deliver results even for the most challenging of projects.

Tiger 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 a 19 inch colour monitor. An additional hand control unit is available for systems fitted with a manipulator skid.

  • Standard Twisted Pair or Fibre Optic option used for data and video transmission. 

  • Operated as a free swimming ROV with up to 450 m of umbilical. Optional Type 2 Tether Management System (TMS) available for depths up to 1000 m.

  • Additional deployment options include an electric winch for free swimming Tigers, a containerised system with winch and launch davit or an A Frame Launch and Recovery System (LARS) for ROVs equipped with a TMS.

  • ROV rated to 1000 m fitted with four horizontal thrusters and one vertical thruster, electronics pod, two LED lights, 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.

  • With a 32kg payload, a wide range of accessories can be added as required.


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
Bathymetric System

Bathymetric system with depth sensor and altimeter. Ethernet options available.

Scanning Sonar

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.

Multibeam Sonar

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

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

Ultrasonic thickness gauge to determine the level of corrosion present in a structure.


Laser options for video survey.


Battery-operated, Xenon emergency strobe used to locate vehicle. (ST6K)

Acoustic Tracking System

Acoustic tracking system to calculate position of vehicle fitted with an acoustic beacon.

Video Recording System

Control cabin options include video recording unit, video matrix switcher, communications system and high-back pilot seat.

9kW Tooling PSU

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


Altimeter used to measure the altitude of vehicle above sea floor. Auto altitude option available. (PA200)


High resolution colour or monochrome cameras fitted to vehicle and on optional TMS. (OE15-100)

CP Probe

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

Tiger Manipulator Skid

Four-function manipulator system fitted with a jaw rotate actuator and powered by hydraulic cylinders. Manipulator camera options available.

SM4 Cleaning Brush

Cleaning brush incorporating a heavy duty brush plus an SM4 motor.

HLK-33800 Cutter

Compact cutter for cutting 25 mm diameter steel wire rope or 12 mm diameter steel bar.

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins

Tether Management System (TMS) Type 2 allowing deployment of the ROV at a deeper working depth and also providing protection.

Mk8 Winch

Electric Winch with variable speed electric drive. The winch has a capacity of 1,100m for a 14mm diameter umbilical.


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.


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

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.


Nicolas Leluan
Far East Managing Director

‘Chosen (along with a Falcon) for their versatility and reliability and power to cope with currents.’


Rolf de Vries
Managing Director

‘An ideal design for general inspection tasks and drill support in terms of size and observation capability.’


Phil Toomey
Technical Manager

‘Reliability is key for the health of our operators (in the nuclear industry). We wanted a proven robotic vehicle.’

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