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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 a two 17 inch colour monitors. An additional hand control unit is available for systems fitted with a manipulator skid.

  • Fibre Optic MUX with two live video channels for video transmission. Additional MUX option available.

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

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

  • ROV rated to 1500 m fitted with four horizontal thrusters and two vertical thrusters, electronics pod, four LED lights, two high resolution cameras, 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.


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
Bathymetric System

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


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


Laser options for video survey.

FMD Skid

Flooded Member Detector (FMD) skid for mounting an FMD tool. The skid is fixed below the vehicle and is used for subsea inspections.

HLK-33800 Cutter

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

Lynx Water Jet Skid

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

9kW Tooling PSU

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

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.

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.

Scanning Sonar

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.


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)

SM4 Cleaning Brush

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

Lynx Manipulator Skid

Four-function manipulator system fitted with quick disconnects fittings to switch between the cleaning brush and the anvil cutter. Manipulator camera options available.

CP Probe

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

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins

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.

Mk8 Winch

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


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.


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

‘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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