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Gavia Defence configuration

Platform: Gavia
Manufacturer: Teledyne Gavia


Gavia Defence

The Gavia Defence AUV is a self contained, low logistics survey tool capable of delivering high quality data while operating from vessels of opportunity or even from the shore.

The multi-mission and modular construction along with the ability to carry a variety of sensors makes the Gavia Defence especially well suited for defence and law enforcement applications. With field swappable modules, a single Gavia vehicle is a powerful tool that can be configured to conduct varying types of missions as requirements change, including Mine Counter Measures (MCM), Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) training, rapid environmental assessment (REA), surveillance, search and recovery, and other applications where usability and ease of deployment is the prime consideration.

The Gavia AUV is stored in small cases that are both Fed Ex shippable and easily transportable by a van or pickup truck to operational site. The Gavia can be operated by two people and does not require specialized equipment for launch and recovery which is typically done from either the shore or small inflatables.

Gavia Defence Features

Self-contained survey system operated from a vessel of opportunity
Fully modular, field swappable modules
Highly mobile and packs into FedEx shippable cases
Quick mobilization / demobilization. No installation or calibration of peripherals required
Small logistical footprint with no specialized equipment required to operate the system
Easy to use chart-based graphical user interface for mission planning, execution and review
Compatible with a variety of third party post processing packages including SeeTrack
Over the horizon communications through Iridium
Wide array of additional sensors available
All data time synchronized and stored in manufacturer’s original format, all vehicle logs in an open format
Additional modules can be purchased as mission requirements evolve

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Gavia Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 1.80m x 0.20m x 0.30m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 1.80m x 0.20m x 0.20m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 49.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 1,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 7 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare
  • Beach Survey
  • Coastal Mapping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Harbor and Port Security
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
  • Mine Countermeasures
  • Seabed Mapping
  • Search, Classify and Map
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 3.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held