A18-TD is ECA Group twin hull Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, AUV, for deep water applications. Its architecture is ideal for inspection at low speed, hovering or docking. It performs autonomous mission up to 3000 m depth with 21h endurance. This system can be delivered with a LARS allowing automatic underwater recovery and software  for data post processing.



  • AUV with interformetric synthetic aperture sonar (ISAS)
  • Large area coverage
  • Rapid environment assessment
  • Automatic target recognition (ATR)
  • Easy launch and recovery in bad sea state condition
  • STANAG 1364 compliant system

applications for defence and security

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Platform surveillance for Homeland Security

applications for maritime

  • Pipe & Pipeline survey: Cable, riser, flexible laying for Oil & Gas
  • Touch down monitoring operations for Oil & Gas
  • FPSO, Rigs inspection & cleaning
  • Deep water structure inspection for subsea works
  • Deep water survey: Survey & Inspection for mining
  • Underwater structure inspection (Hydraulic dams, wind farms, fish farms, turbines)
  • Underwater structure inspection: Energy & Telecommunications cables survey
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