Though military and mini subs are excellent for their designed purpose, they have inherent limitations that leave a significant shallow water (waters less than 1,000 feet deep) capability gap to be filled.
Current Submersible (mini-sub) Limitations
Mini-subs (or submersibles) must be carried by a larger surface vessel, and its crew, to a place of interest if they are to be useful.
This expense ranges from $50,000 to $100,000 per day. The Hyper-Sub MSV does not require this. The Hyper-Sub can be quickly deployed and driven to a dive site, unsupported, which significantly reduces costs, simplifies logistics and offsets delays. Though current machines will remain supreme at depths beyond 1,000 feet, it should be noted that 90% of the worlds sub-sea infrastructure and other interests are at depths less than 500 feet which is where the Hyper-Sub excels. Its ability to at these depths in a faster, safer and cheaper way will revolutionize man's access to this considerably larger zone of interest.
Military Submarine Limitations
Though current military submarines are excellent at what they do and irreplaceable in certain roles, they have also left significant needs unaddressed. They are quite large which prevents their use in extremely shallow waters where much of the world’s security focus is today. They are also prohibitively expensive to purchase and maintain.
Hyper-Subs however are small and can perform surveillance and security missions in extremely shallow waters while remaining fully submerged. Its ability to cruise undetected, right up to the waters edge in ports, rivers or just off a beach cannot be duplicated by current blue water submarines. As a result, many of the world’s leading navies and defense contractors predict that the Hyper-Sub, and its multi-mission shallow water capabilities, will become a preferred tool of choice by many governments around the globe.