1987c – MTC 200 Submersible – (мтк 200 -Soviet)


1987c – MTK 200 Submersible. [мтк  = MTC in English].


MTK-200. Weight-3,5 tons. Meant for works on depth up to 500 metres.
Operates with helping of control panel from carrier-vessel through cable-rope.
Apparatus have autonomous telemetry, lighting technology, track chassis for bottom moving 6 (six) electronic motors for moving in water.
2 (two) manipulators 8 (eight) degrees of freedom, 90 kg of pressing on clamps.
Application: analogous ROV Agent.


Underwater remotely operated vehicle, MTK-200 underwater robot. Seen at Admiral Makarov Ukrainian State Sea Technical University (Nikolaev city).


The MTK-200 system was provided for inspection of underwater objects mainly for Submarine Rescue operations down to 500 metres. Its companion submersible was the Sever-2.



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MTC-200 modernized and back in service
By GolDen, Created 11/12/2007

MTC-200 modernized and back in service Nikolaev scientists and engineers of the Institute of Automation and Electrical Engineering Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding completed restoration and modernization of the underwater robot crawler MTC-200, designed for rescue operations on the wreck of up to 500 meters.

MTC-200 – Soviet development, entered service in the Navy 80 years. According to project leader, Doctor of Technical Sciences Vladimir Blintsova during modernization underwater vehicle has been equipped with two manipulators, having seven degrees of freedom for each new power plant and modern management systems.

In addition, the machine can perform a number of tasks: to carry out underwater welding operation, make the hose from the air in the submarine, which lies on the bottom of the sea. This underwater device can operate at a depth of nearly 660 meters. Power supply and control unit is conducted from the ship carrier.

After completion of laboratory testing device MTC-200 sent to Sevastopol Research Center "State Oceanarium".

Uninhabited remotely operated robot marine complex of MTC-200 provides the ability to conduct underwater to a depth of 500 meters and the following tasks:
– Inspection, repair and maintenance of deep-laying cable lines and pipelines.
– Provide flight over the water area lettered flights.
– Providing testing of marine weapons and military equipment.
– Production of underwater engineering and search and rescue operations.
– Assist emergency vessels and ships in distress.
– The intelligence function.
– Mapping of underwater landscapes.
– Research and development.
– Provide deep diving submarine of the Ukrainian Navy.
– Providing ship salvage.
– Provide work with flooded explosive and toxic objects.
– A survey of the underwater part of hulls.
– The repair of the submarine berthing front.

See other early Underwater Robots here.

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