Underwater Explosive Ordnance Disposal System

As a result of conditions in the world today, increasing demand to respond to crisis situations has led Inflatable Technology Corporation to introduce the "Mark V Underwater Explosive Ordnance Disposal System." The Mark V system is the result of a culmination of more than 20 years of designing and manufacturing underwater flotation and is currently in use by navies worldwide.

This self-contained system is specifically designed for the removal of underwater mines, weapons, or explosives.

The Mark V System can be deployed by a single diver from a remote location, such as an inflatable boat, and is designed to operate to full lift capacity to a depth of 175' with the standard air source.

The Mark V System includes:

  • A 2200 lb. enclosed pontoon manufactured of heavy-duty yellow 40 oz. urethane-coated nylon fabric for high abrasion resistance and fuel resistance
  • 2-80 cu. ft. aluminum or optional lightweight 87 cu. ft. fiber-wrapped cylinders
  • Pressure relief valves
  • Inflation manifold
  • Tank harness
  • Electric actuation valve
  • Surface command unit

Other options include:

  • Carrying bag
  • Rigid storage box with carrying handles
  • Time delay actuator o Acoustic actuation
  • Spare pads
  • Tool kit
  • Repair kit

The Mark V System meets the non-magnetic MIL specification MIL-M- 19595.
(also available in a magnetic version)

The Mark V Underwater Explosive Ordnance Disposal System replaces the obsolete U.S. Navy Mark 11 Mod I Flotation Bladder (NSN #8465-00-992-6689) of which SUBSALVE has delivered over 200 units over the last decade.

The new Mark V System is an improved commercial version employing state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing technologies and is currently in use by navies worldwide.

Watch our Mark V/Orca video


Mark V Flotation Bladder and
Inflation Cylinders

Spare Parts kit

Inflation Valving and Actuation System

All Subsalve USA Products are compliant with IMCA D-016-AIRBAGS, ABS, U.S. Dept. of Defense Standards.

Use Subsalve underwater lift bags for boat salvage, marine rescue operations and
underwater explosive ordnance disposal systems