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SEGENSWORTH firm Saab Seaeye is shipping off a remotely-controlled underwater vehicle to Chile.

The firm’s Falcon will be sent to diving firm Nautilus, and will join another of the Seaeye’s products – an ROV which is still going strong after 22 years.

The new Falcon will be deployed through the Magellan Strait, between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and also further afield in the South Atlantic and Antarctica where some of the most hostile environments in the world can be found.

Missions will range from offshore support for the Chilean and Argentinean oil industries, wreck exploration and marine science studies.

Matt Bates, Saab Seaeye’s sales director, said: ‘It is good to see our technology going to the far corners of the world.’