The Sabertooth is a hybrid AUV/ROV capable of working in deep water either as an autonomous vehicle, or a remote vehicle via a tether.
The vehicle power, tether-free operation and its 360° hovering manoeuvrability make the Sabertooth an ideal option for autonomous inspection, or maintenance and repair tasks as well as for offshore survey work.
Saab say that the Sabertooth is available as a single hull or as a double hull vehicle capable of operating at depths of 1200 m or up to 3000 m for the double hull vehicle.
The vehicle is powered by long-range batteries that can be recharged via the cable, on deck, or at a subsea docking station.
The vehicle can reside in the docking station for more than six months without maintenance, thereby eliminating the cost of surface vessels. The docking station also allows for data exchange.