TMT contracted to deliver ROV for Australia’s new submarine rescue capability

Perth-based Total Marine Technology has secured its first Royal Australian Navy contract as it landed a deal to design and deliver a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) for the service’s new submarine rescue system (SRS).

TMT was selected by Phoenix International, who is in charge of delivering the new air transportable submarine rescue service under a contract from March 2019.

TMT will also design and supply the external propulsion and non-life support-related electrical and control systems as well as the submarine rescue bell.

The rescue system will be accepted into operational service in 2022 and will be one of four air transportable systems in the world. The primary mission of the system is to deliver rescue capability to the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine fleet. It will also be capable of supporting other submarine operating nations by means of the NATO standard escape hatch.

The SRS will be based in Western Australia and support both the Collins-class submarine force and the Attack-class submarines for the next 25 plus years.

Photo: Illustration: Australia's current submarine rescue vessel LR5 has been in service since 2009. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

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