- International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE)
The Arctic Explorer can be launched from a ship or an ice-hole and the modular sections can be separated for transportation.The Arctic Explorer is the largest of the ExplorerAUV class, measuring over 7 m long and weighing over 2000 kg. It is equipped with an extended range capability, making 80 hour missions covering 450 kms possible. The Arctic Explorer has a unique variable ballast system that enables it to park on the sea floor or hold itself on the underside of the ice during the mission. It is rated to 5000 m depth and is designed to remain underwater between missions, with all servicing and charging being carried out by a small portable ROV.