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The offshore inspection vehicle with enhanced interface capability.

Data Sheet

Like the smaller Tiger, the Lynx is a leading observation and inspection vehicle used by the oil and gas industry especially for missions in water depths to 1,500m. 

The Lynx is fitted with two vertical and four horizontal thrusters making it a very stable platform with exceptional manoeuvrability. 

A wide range of tools and sensors are available as well as interchangeable tooling skids, which are powered by a dedicated tooling power supply unit.

The Lynx vehicle is available as a free swimmer or can operate in conjunction with a Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS).


Six thrusters provide a stable platform with an increase in vertical thrust for deep water and platform inspection projects.

Enhanced data transmission

Fibre optic data and video transmission with up to four simultaneous video channels available including an HD camera option.


Tooling options designed to deliver results even for the most challenging of projects.

Lynx 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 two colour monitors. Additional hand control units are included with ROVs fitted with a manipulator system.

  • Cabin Junction Box for connections between the surface and subsea.

  • Fibre Optic MUX with Video, Serial Data and Ethernet interfaces. Additional MUX options available.

  • Available as a free-swimming ROV or in conjunction with a Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS) for depths up to 1500m.

  • ROV rated to 1500m fitted with four horizontal thrusters and two vertical thrusters supplied with 250 Volts DC. The ROV pod provides interfaces for Thrusters, LED lights, multiple cameras, a depth sensor and a solid state compass, supporting vehicle auto heading and auto depth. Auto altitude is available as an option when an altimeter is fitted.

  • Deployment options include an electric winch for free swimming ROV or an A Frame Launch and Recovery System (LARS) for ROVs equipped with a TMS.


Technical Specifications

Depth Rating (msw)




Length (mm)


Height (mm)


Width (mm)


Weight in air (kg)


Payload (kg)




Forward (kgf)


Lateral (kgf)


Vertical (kgf)


Speed (knots)




Power input phases


Voltage (VAC)




Frequency (Hz)


Battery Capacity (kWh)


Endurance (km@2kts)


Options, Tools and Accessories
Acoustic System

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

Video Recording System

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

CP Probe

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

Scanning Sonar

Scanning Sonar and surface equipment options.

HD Camera

High Definition (HD) camera for the vehicle. 


High resolution SD composite cameras, colour or monochrome / low light, fixed and zoom / focus.

9kW Tooling PSU

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

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

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


Altimeter for measuring the height of the vehicle above the sea floor. Auto Altitude option available.

Multibeam Sonar

Multibeam Imaging Sonar and surface equipment options.

Water Jet Skid

Water Jet System using a high power water pump.

Mux Upgrade

Mux Upgrade adds a 2nd Mux to the ROV EPOD, providing a 2nd GB Ethernet Aux with a high capacity 24VDC, 2x SD Composite Video Interfaces, and Serial Data Channels to each camera interface. 

SM4 Cleaning Brush

Cleaning brush incorporating a heavy duty brush plus an SM4 motor (typically manipulator-mounted).

Lynx Manipulator Skid

Four-function, skid mounted, manipulator system.


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

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins
Split Cabin

Safe Area 20ft split Control Cabin with a Pilot Control section and a separate workshop section. Fitted with electric power distribution panels, lighting, air conditioning, heating, 19 inch racks and installed escape hatch. Also available as a Zone II upgrade.


A-Frame Safe Area Launch and Recovery System (LARS) with Lock Latch or Snubber options.

Additional Options include: LED Lamps, Foldable working platform, Telescoping A-Frame, Active Heave, and Zone II upgrade.

Mk6 Winch

Electric Winch with variable speed and directional control for free swimming configuration.

Safe Area Cabin 16ft

Safe Area Control Cabin (16 ft) fitted with electric power distribution panels, lighting, air conditioning, and 19 inch racks. A Zone II upgrade option is available.


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.


Tether Management System (TMS) Type 8 allowing for the deployment of the ROV at working depth and also providing protection. Optional TMS Camera and LED Light.

‘It has the power to handle work tooling not usually possible on an ROV of its size, and still have power left over.’

André Weber Carneiro
General Manager

‘It has the power to handle work tooling not usually possible on an ROV of its size, and still have power left over.’

André Weber Carneiro
General Manager
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