Remotely Operated Vehicle
Underwater MEC Investigation & Response
USA is a small business leader in locating, assessing, characterizing, and removing MEC from an underwater environment. There may be as many as 1 million acres of potentially MEC-contaminated underwater and wetland areas, and contending with underwater MEC can be significantly more complex and expensive than addressing the them on land. Thus, both detection and discrimination are crucial components of any underwater search technology, as well as applying a variety of options for completing in-place disposal or removal of these items from underwater areas. USA maintains comprehensive capabilities to address this range of scenarios, including the ability to deploy remote operated equipment/sensors or utilizing trained and qualified UXO divers.
USA understands the critical elements associated with operating safely and effectively in a dynamic marine environment, including thorough consideration and planning for sensitive marine habitat/endangered species. In addition, USA utilizes remote methods to enhance safety of personnel and the marine habitat, including side scan sonar, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), towed DGM and magnetometer arrays, as well as remote operated vehicles (ROVs). Our VideoRay ROVs with Smart Tether navigation/positioning system allows both real time observation and video recording/documentation of underwater environ-ments with accurate GPS positioning.