GLSV awarded US Navy SBIR to develop a modular launch and recovery system for UUVs.
GLSV received a US Navy Phase-II SBIR to develop a modular, adjustable system to launch and recover UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicles) from the Freedom and Independence-class LCS ships. The recovery system will utilize a common platform that is deployed using the ship stern overhead crane. GLSV has developed an innovative strategy for UUV release and capture mechanisms, and the device is adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of UUVs of different sizes and characteristics. GLSV’s system will provide the Navy with a fast-tempo launch and recovery capability during rough seas, up to Sea State-3.