OceanWorks Upgrades Italian Navy ADS

By George Backwell
Monday, June 02, 2014
Hardsuit test preparation: Image OceanWorks

OceanWorks International says it has carried out a major system upgrade of the Italian Navy’s Atmospheric Diving Systems (ADS).

Taking advantage of thruster improvements and upgraded electronic systems, the enhancements to the HARDSUIT System are focused in two main areas;

  1. Thruster and buoyancy systems 

  2. Electronics and communications systems

Oceanworks explains that it capitalized on the improvements in performance and reliability of subsea thruster systems by developing a proprietary subsea thruster power unit.

To accommodate the change in physical configuration and weight distribution of this system, OceanWorks packaged the thruster upgrade with a redesigned buoyancy and backpack system. Additionally, OceanWorks has addressed requirements for updated electronic, communication, power distribution, and support equipment.

Advantages to the Italian Navy will be Hardsuits with increases in performance, and reliability, and a reduction in technician training requirements.

About the Company

OceanWorks is an internationally recognized subsea technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of manned/unmanned subsea systems and specialized equipment for military, oil and gas, scientific, and other marine markets. OceanWorks has been at the cutting edge of deep submergence and diving technology, operations, and support for over 20 years.

www.oceanworks.com/

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