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The deep rated inspection vehicle with work capabilities.

Data Sheet

The Cougar-XTi is 3000m rated and features Saab Seaeye's iCON™ intelligent control system. 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 vehicle complete with automated self-diagnostics.

Designed to accommodate a wide range of quick-change tooling skids, the vehicle includes dual heavy duty five-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.


With Saab Seaeye's iCON™ intelligent control system featuring self-diagnostics and control via touch screens.

Deep rated

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


Designed for work at depth with a variety of skid tooling options. 

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

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Options, Tools and Accessories
Scanning Sonar

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.

HLK-33900 Cutter

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

Rotary Cutter 4 Inch

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

Water Jet Skid

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

9kW Tooling PSU

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

Cougar XTi Manipulator Skid

Dual five-function manipulator system for Cougar XTi.

Video Recording System

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

Acoustic Tracking System

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


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


Laser options for video survey.

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

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

Multibeam Sonar

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

CP Probe

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

Bathymetric System

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


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

HD Camera

High Definition (HD) camera for vehicle. (OE14-502)


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

SM7 Cleaning Brush

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

Hydro-Lek HPU Skid

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

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins

Additional cabin options include: 10 ft standalone workshop.

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.

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.


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.


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

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