Korean Coast Guard orders Falcon

The Korean Coast Guard has ordered Saab Seaeye Falcon, a robotic system for undersea investigations and research.

The order follows the sinking of the ferry MV Sewol in 2014, which resulted in the deaths of 304 passengers, mostly schoolchildren. The accident generated a need for more response resources including underwater robotic vehicles, as explained by Saab.

The Korean Coast Guard saw the advantage of a robotic system not only for maritime search and rescue but also as a resource in its role at the forefront of security. In addition, the system can help preserve and protect the maritime environment.

Falcon has five thrusters and an intelligent distributed control system configured in a small 1 x 0.5 x 0.6-meter versatile chassis.

The coast guard’s 300 meter-rated version of the Falcon features iCON behavior-based intelligent control architecture, while its surface control console display features a high-resolution touchscreen monitor.

Share this article

Follow Naval Today


<< Aug 2019 >>
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >


As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019…

read more >

Maritime Information Warfare 2019

SMi’s Maritime Information Warfare conference is returning to London…

read more >