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NOV 2013

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CLEARLY SUPERIOR IMAGING Phoenix International's headquarters in Largo, Maryland. to safely transfer 203 "rescuees" to the surface from submarines bottomed in 140 meters seawater. This initial exercise signifed the start of the U.S. Navy's new SRDRS era in worldwide submarine rescue response capability, and Team Phoenix was proud to be a part of it. Bluefn-21 AUV A critical thrust in providing highquality subsea services to the U.S. Navy involves the use of cutting edge underwater technology. In 2012, Phoenix made a signifcant investment in this area through the purchase of a 21-inch-diameter Bluefn-21 AUV from Bluefn Robotics Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts). This vehicle is capable of working to depths of 4,500 meters while executing precisely positioned side scan sonar, multibeam sonar, subbottom profling and underwater digital imagery collection operations. In July 2013, Phoenix shipped its Bluefn-21 AUV to Okinawa, Japan, in support of a U.S. Navy search and recovery mission, where it was used to locate the wreckage of a U.S. Air Force F-15 aircraft at 3,000 meters depth. As this example shows, by continuing to invest in new technology, Phoenix further enhances its underwater services capabilities, providing a clear beneft to both Navy and commercial customers. Commercial Industry Base In addition to supporting three U.S. Navy prime contracts, Phoenix has an extensive commercial industry customer base. With offces in Houston, Texas, and Bayou Vista, Louisiana, Phoenix supports oil and gas customers with diving, ROV and one atmosphere diving systems (ADS) in the execution of underwater inspection, repair and salvage projects. The company has also grown steadily in the commercial underwater ship repair industry through the efforts of dive teams operating from facilities in Norfolk, Virginia; San Diego, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; and a new offce in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Phoenix has also continued to serve the international community with deep-ocean search and recovery services, including the 2011 recovery of the fight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from Air France Flight 447 from 3,900 meters of seawater in the South Atlantic. As these examples show, Phoenix has extensive commercial industry experience. The same Phoenix personnel that support the U.S. Navy also support Phoenix's commercial work, which leads to enhanced complementary undersea skills and experience between commercial and defense projects. Building on History Since its modest beginning in 1997, Phoenix has grown to 230 employees working from seven U.S.-based facilities. Through all of this growth, Phoenix remains committed to providing superior undersea services to the U.S. Navy and commercial customers. Whether conducting underwater welding operations on a ship in San Diego California, locating and recovering aircraft wreckage in the Mediterranean, or conducting a submarine rescue exercise off of India, Phoenix is mission-ready and dedicated to support the U.S. Navy, as well as its commercial clients, with superior subsea services. n www.sea-technology.com The Leader in Underwater Technology Acoustic Releases | USBL | MRU Side Scan Sonar | Sub-bottom Proļ¬lers Bathymetry | AUV & ROV Sonars Combined & Customized Solutions Connect With Us At: For more information, visit EdgeTech.com info@edgetech.com USA 1.508.291.0057 November 2013 / st 29

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