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07 December 2017

Valeport MIDAS SVX2 selected by Saab Kockums

Leading manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation, Valeport, has announced its contract to supply four customised MIDAS SVX2 probes to Saab Kockums.

Valeport MIDAS SVX2 selected by Saab KockumsThe MIDAS SVX2 is an advanced probe, combining sound velocity with salinity and density technologies to provide a versatile instrument which delivers superior data profiles. The MIDAS SVX2 was selected for its commercial off the shelf (COTS) status which contributed to project cost and lead time efficiency.

Swedish manufacturer, Saab Kockums, develops leading-edge, world-class naval technology to design, build and maintain naval surface vessels and submarines that incorporate the most advanced stealth technology.

Kevin Edwards, Valeport sales & marketing manager, commented:

“Valeport’s COTS approach means that the latest sensor technology is available at optimal cost and lead time. Our products can be customised to suit surface vessel and submarine requirements and we are proud that Valeport instruments are in regular operational use.”



Valeport is the UK’s leading manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation. It designs and manufactures instrumentation for the oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric communities with a worldwide customer base that includes: defence, environmental, oil and gas, renewable energy, construction, dredging and civil engineering sectors. Valeport has supplied to the subsea sector since it was established in 1969, now an independent, family owned business, Valeport employs more than 80 people from their base in Devon and works with a global network of agents to ensure a responsive and efficient worldwide service. w: