The small footprint survey and light work vehicle. 

The Panther-XT is a 1500m rated vehicle with six 500 Volt DC thrusters providing full three-dimensional control and capable of carrying out a wide range of tasks including drill support, pipeline survey, IRM, and salvage.

The Panther-XT is available as a free swimmer or is used in conjunction with a Tether Management System (TMS) and an A Frame Launch and Recovery system (LARS). Surface Equipment is available as either free-standing units or integrated into a control cabin.



A variety of tooling options, six thrusters and a small deck footprint make the Panther-XT a good alternative to costly hydraulic vehicles.


Designed with a range of survey and tooling options.

Industry proven

A light work vehicle proven in demanding conditions during inspection and repair tasks, pipeline survey, salvage and drill support operations.

Panther-XT 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. An additional hand control unit is available for systems fitted with a manipulator skid.

  • Cabin Junction Box for connections between the surface and subsea. Includes Fibre Optic MUX console with video, and data connections. 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 1500 m.

  • ROV rated to 1500 m fitted with four horizontal thrusters and two vertical thrusters supplied with 500 Volts DC, two electronics pods, four LED lights, up to four high resolution cameras, a depth sensor and a solid state compass (located inside the main electronics pod) for vehicle auto heading and auto depth. Auto altitude is available as an option when an altimeter is fitted. An additional vertical thruster is available for increased vertical thrust.



Technical Specifications

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Options, Tools and Accessories
Scanning Sonar

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.

Multibeam Sonar

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

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

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


Laser options for video survey.


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

Acoustic Tracking System

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

Video Recording System

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

Vertical Thruster

An additional vertical thruster is available for increased vertical thrust. (SM7)

9kW Tooling PSU

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

Water Jet Skid

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

Rotary Cutter 4 Inch

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

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)

CP Probe

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

Panther XT Manipulator Skid

Five and six-function heavy duty manipulator system. Manipulator camera options available.


Additional 4kW HPU and control valve used for additional hydraulic tooling options.

SM7 Cleaning Brush

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


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)

HLK-33900 Cutter

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

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins
Mk6 Winch

Electric Winch with variable speed and directional control. The winch has a capacity of 1,100m of 14mm diameter umbilical.


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.


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

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.

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.


Additional cabin options include: 10 ft standalone workshop.

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