Canberra based security technology firm XTEK Limited will offer the VideoRay range of underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for the Australian and New Zealand defence and law enforcement markets, after securing an agreement with the American company.
XTEK provides equipment, training and support services to Defence, Federal and State Government Departments and Police Forces responsible for Australia’s national security.
Already a supplier of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from AeroVironment and bomb disposal/tactical robots from companies such as Cobham, ICOR Technology, NIC Limited and ReconRobotics, XTEK will become the exclusive reseller for VideoRay in this region.
VideoRay has sold more than 3500 submersible ROVs worldwide for defence and civil applications such as search and rescue, law enforcement, salvage, research and safety inspections.
VideoRay systems were used in the recent salvage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy.
“We see a growing requirement for underwater surveillance in Australia and New Zealand and believe that there will be strong demand for submersible ROVs across a number of industries,” said XTEK Chief Executive Officer, Brian Malcolm.