V-Wing

Towed Underwater Depressor

Portable Underwater Mapping, Research, and Reconnaissance

The V-Wing towed underwater depressor enables users to conduct underwater research, inspection, and reconnaissance quickly and economically. V-Wing’s unique dihedral wing design enables rapid descent to unlimited depths, provides stability for added mission accuracy, and minimizes drag for increased efficiency.

V-Wing towed underwater depressor
V-Wing Towed Underwater Depressor demo
V-Wing Towed Underwater Depressor with sensor attached
V-Wing Towed Underwater Depressor different sizes
V-Wing Towed Underwater Depressor in use by navy

Cost Effective Solution to Enhance Underwater Mapping, Research, Inspection, and Reconnaissance

Unique Wing Design

The V-Wing creates a hydrodynamic flow over its unique wing design to produce a depressive force that pulls down many times its own mass (typically a 5:1 lift-to-drag ratio). The V-Wing’s unique dihedral wing design enables rapid descent, submerges to unlimited depths, stability during operations, and minimal drag.

Reduce Potential Failure

By eliminating the need for motorized propulsion, V-Wing reduces potential points of failure, product weight, and component costs.

Technology Flexibility

The V-Wing’s self-contained towed body also provides the flexibility to mount a variety of marine technologies for commercial and government applications.

Intuitive Operation

A moving command ship can receive real-time transmissions from V-Wing via a connected cable. Operators control V-Wing’s set depth based on the length of cable in the water and boat speed. To simplify operations, a software program helps operators determine appropriate V-Wing depth.

V-Wing Towed Underwater Depressor with sensor attached
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Fibreglass hull for harsh underwater conditions
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Coated 606 I-Grade aluminum tail for high performance and corrosion resistance
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316-grade stainless steel trim tabs to enhance maneuverability
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Rugged tow fitting that supports a variety of pod enclosure sizes to protect instrumentation