British advanced maritime technology business, SubSea Craft Ltd has announced today that it is partnering with IrvinGQ, the world-leading aerial delivery solutions provider, to begin working together to develop a parachute deployment option for its pioneering surface-submersible craft, VICTA.
Aerial delivery is one of a number of standard methods open to commanders of maritime, joint and special operations, whether they are conventional, counter-terrorism, counter-piracy or coastal defence in orientation. Adding the potential for aerial dispatch to VICTA”s portfolio complements its highly flexible deployable options, which include launch from a road trailer, port of opportunity, heavy-lift helicopter or suitable surface platform. As a consequence, working in close partnership with IrvinGQ is an exciting prospect.
VICTA is focused primarily on the defence market and one of her hallmarks is the inconspicuous ;INSERT INTOion and extraction of task-oriented force packages at range. Extending that range by including airborne delivery offers further flexibility and so enhances the potential of the craft.
The IrvinGQ Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System (MCADS) allows fast surface craft of various types to be air-dropped in concert with their crews and operators. Once married-up they can be underway in minutes. SubSea Craft is working closely with its other partners, BAR Technologies, SCISYS (CGI), Sonardyne and Diverse, alongside IrvinGQ to explore how these systems could support VICTA for its marine customers in the future.