March 26, 2020 – VideoRay LLC and ECS Special Projects Ltd. have announced a new collaborative agreement aimed at expanding the capabilities of their products for military applications and the commercial market.

ECS Special Projects Ltd., which is based in the United Kingdom, has developed the Viper Mine Disposal System for the VideoRay Mission Specialist Defender. The setup employs twin shot Viper disposal systems with the capability of attaching to multiple targets. They can be initiated using a shock tube link to the surface or by using acoustic initiation.

Steve Randall, Operations Director at ECS Special Projects, said his company sees plenty of opportunities ahead as an Integration Partner with VideoRay.

“From the inception of the Mission Specialist concept we were eager to integrate our Viper Mine Disposal System onto the VideoRay Defender due to the ROV being unparalleled in its class,” Randall said. “The Defender is one the most maneuverable vehicles in all directions, including its pitch function, enabling us to best showcase the full capability of our neutralization system.

“We anticipate with our collaborative agreement that we will create a fully integrated system that gives the end user a toolkit of options when out in the field to best deal with any unexploded ordnance or improvised explosive device threat.”

Mark Fleming, a VideoRay sales representative who specializes in serving the military sector, pointed out that the collaboration engages a world-class ROV to deliver a highly sophisticated mine neutralizing payload.

“We’re providing the tools necessary to safeguard the world’s ports, harbors, ships, and other potential targets of explosive ordnance,” Fleming said. “With ECS Special Projects as an Integration Partner, VideoRay is in a much better position to meet the demands of military services around the globe.”


VideoRay LLC, with headquarters in Pottstown, Pa., is a global leader in the field of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) used for observation and inspection. Since 1999, VideoRay has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing ROVs to transform the way people work underwater. Its products are designed to accommodate several different accessories for a variety of assignments.


ECS Special Projects Ltd., with headquarters in Dorchester, England, works with several international companies to develop innovative and niche products for various market sectors including defense and commercial Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) companies. They use technology and creative thinking along with dedicated and motivated staff to assist customers in creating a product that meets their requirements.

For further information contact:

Chris Gibson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Business Development
Office: +1 610 458 3004
Mobile: +1 610 517 5162
Email: chris.gibson@videoray.com

ECS Special Projects Ltd.
Steve Randall, Operations Director
Mobile: +44 773 431 5877
Email: steverandall@ecs-sp.co.uk

A VideoRay Defender attaches a Viper Mine Disposal System made by ECS Special Projects.
An ECS Special Projects Viper Mine Disposal System and a VideoRay Defender operate in tandem during an underwater assignment.
An ECS Special Projects Viper Mine Disposal System is installed on a VideoRay Defender.