Launch and Recovery

241997_10150183248686395_170487971394_7057743_2306726_o with creditThe US Navy needed an unconventional launch and recovery system for 11 meter RHIBs, Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle, and other organic assets on the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-2 and LCS-4). MAPC successfully designed, built, installed, and exhaustively tested at-sea, an advanced and unprecedented launch and recovery system, the Twin Boom Extensible Crane (TBEC).

Taking autonomy a step further, MAPC designed systems to launch and recover an unmanned underwater vessel (UUV) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from an unmanned surface vessel (USV).

We recently developed a system to conduct at-sea refueling of USVs. This technology enables safe remote fueling of USVs in Sea state 3+ without spillage, and without a sailor aboard the USV. This also provides the ability to fuel USVs at the mission site, thus releasing the host platform to conduct independent missions.