The Leopard is an exceptionally powerful electric work class vehicle with a minimal 20ft x 8ft LARS footprint. It is fitted with up to 11 thrusters to provide a forward thrust of over 500kgf, has a 200kg payload and is controlled by Saab Seaeye's iCON™ intelligent control system.
A large open payload within the chassis allows for the installation of specially designed sliding trays equipped with survey sensors or tooling options. A wide range of tooling skids make the Leopard a versatile system capable of performing a range of work tasks in even the harshest of environments at depths of up to 3000m.
Advanced vehicle autopilots for heading, depth, pitch and roll, and altitude compliment Saab Seaeye's iCON™ intelligent control system that allows the system to control, self-diagnose and log data from system devices.
An electric vehicle with eleven powerful thrusters, a large payload and the advanced control features of iCON™ give the Leopard a competitive edge over larger hydraulic vehicles.
Designed for work at depths of 2000m or 3000m and fitted with a wide range of survey sensors and heavy duty tooling options.
The Leopard ROV is powered by a floor-standing high voltage, high frequency, power supply unit. Additional power supplies are available for tooling and TMS options.
Pilot Control Units include touch screens running the graphical user interface (GUI) for vehicle power and control; system diagnostics including remote access for technical support; flight screen monitors that display data and video transmitted via Fibre Optic multiplexers and a CWDM; surface control units for remote control of the PSUs and a hand control unit for ROV.
Additional surface equipment options include TMS foot pedals for the optional TMS, tooling hand control units, video matrix switchers and recording systems.
Available as a free swimming ROV or in conjunction with a Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS) or a Top Hat TMS.
ROV rated to up to 3000 m fitted with eight horizontal and three vertical SM9 thrusters supplied with 500 Volts DC, an electronics pod with fibre optic multiplexers and a CWDM, up to eight LED lights on four channels, 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, depth, pitch and roll. Auto altitude is available as an option when an altimeter is fitted as well as station keeping with a DVL fitted.
Standard vehicle interfaces include connections for six cameras, twelve auxiliaries including one Ethernet connection, a copper signal core for CP reference, and a Transponder Trigger.
Depth Rating (msw)
Weight in air (kg)
Power input phases
Battery Capacity (kWh)
Ultrasonic thickness gauge to determine the level of corrosion present in a structure.
Battery-operated, Xenon emergency strobe used to locate vehicle. (ST6K)
Cleaning brush incorporating a heavy duty brush plus an SM7 thruster motor.
Compact cutter capable of cutting 38 mm diameter steel wire rope. Includes an intensifier and requires a 4kW HPU.
Water Jet System for cleaning operations. Requires three-phase, 4.5 kW power supply unit.
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)
Rotary Cutter for hoses and cables up to 6 inches thick.
Multiplexer solution with surface unit and a subsea bottle providing multiple channels for a large array of sensors and equipment. Includes connections for sonar and multibeam systems plus a dedicated Ethernet connection for INS.
Three-phase power supply unit providing 3000 V, 5kVA at 50/60Hz for TMS equipped systems.
Three-phase tooling power supply unit providing 3000 V, 30 kVA at 50/60Hz.
Hydraulic system for tooling systems including 18kW HPU, valve pack, and a compensator. Requires 30kVA tooling power supply unit. (17SLED-5)
Dedicated sled for inertial navigation systems including doppler velocity log, fibre optic gyro, sound velocity profiler and depth sensor.
Control cabin options include video recording unit, video matrix switcher, communications system and high-back pilot seat.
Dual Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) fitted to a forward frame.
Multibeam Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment. Ethernet options available for fibre optic vehicles.
Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.
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)
High Definition Colour Zoom camera for vehicle. (OE14-366)
High Definition (HD) camera for vehicle. (OE14-502)
Pipeline survey skid fitted with TSS 440 pipe detection system and either a three or four-function camera boom arms. Various camera and LED light options available.
Schilling Orion 7P and 4R manipulator arm options with hydraulic system including 4.5kW iHPU, valve pack, and a compensator. Camera option for manipulator available.
Complete acoustic tracking system used to calculate the position of the ROV with a fitted acoustic beacon.
Cathode Potential Probe with either contact or proximity probe options 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.
Top Hat style Tether Management System with a 400m winch module for a 20mm tether fitted with latch status and line out sensors. Options include lights and cameras.
A-Frame Safe Area Launch and Recovery System (LARS) with 1100, 2200, or 3300m winch capacities. A Zone II upgrade option is available. Optional folding platform for additional work space.
Additional cabin options include: 10 ft standalone workshop.
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.
Ocean Infinity have selected the Saab Seaeye Leopard to complement its pioneering 'Armada' fleet of unmanned surface robot vessels.
Four Saab Seaeye Leopard work vehicles have been ordered by Belov Engenharia for Petrobras operations in Brazil.
Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV and hydrographic services, coupled with artificial intelligence-based technology, have recently purchased a Saab Seaeye Leopard. This investment adds to their growing fleet of ROVs, expanding their subsea capability and capacity much further.