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Pinguin B3 ROV Mine Disposal System

Country of Origin: Germany


The German Pinguin B3 is a large remote-controlled, reusable underwater vehicle designed for minehunting operations. The Pinguin uses a sonar guidance technique similar to the semi-automatic command-to-line-of-sight (SACLOS) method found in many anti-tank missiles. When the minehunter detects a suspicious object on the sea floor, it launches the Pinguin, which steers "primarily automatically" into the "line of sight" established by the minehunter's sonar. The Pinguin's TV camera...

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