The Falcon concept is the most successful underwater electric robotic system of its class and is proven in numerous intricate and demanding missions across many commercial, security and scientific sectors.
Equipped with Saab Seaeye's advanced iCON™ intelligent control system the Falcon provides exceptional vehicle control and diagnostic data as well as the ability to customise the pilot display and enable features such as station keeping.
The Falcon is lightweight, sized just one metre long and is rated to a depth of 300m.
Five powerful thrusters provide precise control and maintain a stable platform in strong currents and turbulent waters.
Touch screen and joystick controls with user-friendly configuration and diagnostic features.
Lightweight and easy to transport with quick setup for rapid deployment.
Surface Equipment contained in a single flight case.
Includes a power supply unit, hand control unit, touch screen monitor, and wireless keyboard.
Provides power and telemetry control through customisable screen layouts.
Fibre Optic or Twisted Pair options for data and video transmission.
Optional hand power cable spools and electric winches for vehicle deployment.
Standard (300m) or deep-rated (1000m) ROV fitted with five thrusters, vehicle junction box, two LED lights, high resolution colour camera and a navigation pod providing vehicle auto depth and auto heading.
Requires a single phase 110/230 VAC supply.
Depth Rating (msw)
Weight in air (kg)
Power input phases
Battery Capacity (kWh)
Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment. (881A)
Laser options for video survey.
High resolution colour or monochrome cameras fitted to either the front of the vehicle on tilt platform or on bracket at rear of vehicle. (CAM04)
Cutter system for cutting a 10 mm diameter stainless steel wire rope. The cutter is fitted on a skid below the vehicle.
Five-function manipulator system fitted with a rugged arm capable of lifting 10 kg at full reach. Manipulator system is fitted below the vehicle and is controlled by a dedicated hand control unit.
Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) used for station keeping.
Control cabin options include video recording unit, video matrix switcher, communications system and high-back pilot seat.
Acoustic tracking system to calculate position of vehicle fitted with an acoustic beacon.
Ultrasonic thickness gauge to determine the level of corrosion present in a structure.
Multibeam Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment. Ethernet options available for fibre optic vehicles.
Altimeter used to measure the altitude of vehicle above sea floor. Auto altitude option available. (PA200)
High Definition (HD) camera for vehicle. (OE14-502)
Cleaning brush incorporating a brush plus an SI-MCT motor for spot cleaning.
Single-function gripstick manipulator system for grasping objects. Includes a cutter capable of cutting a 15 mm diameter rope. An oil compensator option is available for the 1000 m system.
Cathode Potential Probe with either contact or proximity probe options available.
Electric Winch with variable speed and directional control. The winch has a capacity of 1,100m of 14mm diameter umbilical.
Flightcases for easy transport of the ROV, surface equipment and options.
Quick release launch and recovery device that fits around the umbilical and reduces the risk of damage during the launch and recovery process. The latch is fitted with a 20m chord pull string to release the catch.
Hand-operated cable storage spool with a slip ring and a drum capacity of 450m for a 14mm diameter umbilical cable. Used for twisted pair Falcons.
Electric Winch with variable speed electric drive. The winch has a capacity of 1,100m for a 14mm diameter umbilical.
Italy’s DST (Deep Sea Technology) has chosen a 1000m-rated Saab Seaeye Falcon DR robotic vehicle to support archaeological research and offshore energy.
Ocean Dynamics has ordered a second, deeper-rated, Saab Seaeye Falcon for the inspection of instrumentation monitoring of the ocean around Canada’s northwest coast and First Nation coastal waters.
Underwater Contracting (UCO), owners of the world’s largest fleet of Saab’s Seaeye Falcons, has expanded to 27 vehicles as they win one of the largest contracts in the global aquaculture sector.