GLSV Awarded Contract to Develop the Common Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Stern Launch and Recovery System
GLSV Inc. will develop an innovative, modular, adjustable system to launch and recover UUVs from the Freedom and Independence-class LCS ships, using the LCS stern overhead cranes. One common platform will be adjustable to be used on both ships, and will provide fast tempo launch and recovery during Sea State 3 conditions. The L&R platform will be adjustable and adaptable to accommodate a wide variety of UUVs of different sizes and characteristics. GLSV will develop innovative strategies for actuation and control, and will conduct multi-physics dynamic simulation modeling to establish feasibility of the design performance.