We have delivered several towed vehicles to date. Each project was a collaborative effort with the operator to provide a platform made to carry their specific payload.
Passive sleds are best suited for deeper applications, and when the depth of operation is controlled by how much cable is paid in and out.
Active sleds are fitted with dive wings and/or elevons that the operator can control from the ship. They are used when the applications call for frequent undulations or altitude keeping, etc.
Adjustable ballast and buoyancy
Adjustable control surfaces to minimize pitch and roll
Protective elements that can be quickly replaced in case of failure in the field
Large U-bolts and/or anchoring points for tag-lines
Smooth under-carriage to slide the sled onto the deck and ease recovery
Our smaller platforms have a great track record and can be fitted with an affordable navigation system (see our NavBox) and/or an ROV-style twisted-wire telemetry pod.