PAP MK6 is a self-propelled ROV dedicated to mine warfare with a high carrying capacity (NATO Mine Disposal Charge, Cutter). A robust and reliable design with high powered propulsion enables to manoeuver in strong current and to withstand harsh environmental conditions. User friendly command and control software offers auto piloting functions.


Harsh Conditions Efficient Mine Disposal System

  • Relocation, identification anddestruction of moored and bottom mines
  • Nato mine disposal charge and cutters compatible
  • High hovering performance in strong current
  • Long endurance vehicle
  • User friendly man machine interface

Applications for Defence & Security Sector

  • Underwater Mine Warfare
  • Organic Underwater Mine Warfare
  • Conventional Underwater Mine Warfare (MCMV)

Operational Performances

High powered mine disposal vehicle able to manoeuver in strong current and harsh environmental conditions. Large payload capacity. The control command software is user friendly and includes autopilot functions to assist the operator.

  • Endurance: up to 2 hours
  • Max speed forward: up to 8 knots
  • Nominal speed: 0 to 3 knots with up to 3kts current in any direction
  • Max operational depth: 300m
  • Operational range: up to 1500m
  • Operational sea state: up to SS4 according to recovery system
  • Tracking systme: all type compatible


  • Length: 3100mm
  • Height: 1200mm
  • Width: 1100mm
  • Weight in air: 600kg
  • Tilt head angle: +90° to -90°
  • Li ion secondary battery
  • 4 horizontal and 2 vertical thrusters
  • Electronic scanning sonar
  • PTZ & Tail cameras for accurate identification


A full mission simulator is available for crew training purpose. Integrated in the onboard control console it provides the trainee operator with a realistic environmental situation without deploying the vehicle. A recoverable exercise charge for crew training purpose is available.

News & Events

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